Extinction on Netflix: What you need to know

Extinction – Netflix

Michael Peña’s new Netflix Original movie is due for release in July 2018. We’ve got everything you need to know about the upcoming movie including the trailer, release date, casting, posters, plot and more. 

The movie comes from Paramount studios who have pulled three of their sci-fi titles from cinemas in 2018 and Netflix has managed to pick up two of them. The first movie released by Paramount exclusively on Netflix was Cloverfield which released at the 2018 Superbowl. Netflix was also rumored to get the new Transformers movie but that’s since been rebooted as the new Bumblebee movie.

The new movie comes off as a standard alien invasion movie. The twist in this movie is that

Here’s the synopsis from Netflix: “A father has a recurring dream of losing his family. His nightmare turns into reality when the planet is invaded by a force bent on destruction. Now, fighting for their lives, he comes to realize an unknown strength to keep them safe from harm.”


Netflix Release Date for Extinction

The movie will be releasing worldwide on Netflix on July 27th, 2018. It’s going to be a busy week that week as it’s also the week that the new season of Orange is the New Black launches too.


Cast of Extinction

The movie features a fantastic cast. The main character, Peter, is played by Micheal Peña and co-stars alongside Lizzy Caplan who appeared in Paramount’s older sci-fi title, Cloverfield.

  • Michael Peña (“Chips”, “Ant-Man”)
  • Lizzy Caplan (“Cloverfield”)
  • Mike Colter (“Luke Cage”)
  • Emma Booth (“Once Upon a Time”, “Glitch”)
  • Israel Broussard (“The Bling Ring”)
  • Tom Riley (“Da Vinci’s Demons”)
  • Lilly Aspell (“Wonder Woman”)

Official Movie Poster for Extinction


What are Netflixers saying?

The reaction to the trailer has been relatively positive but most people are airing a side of caution towards the movie. Here are a few of our favorite comments found on social media regarding the upcoming movie.

There you have it, everything you need to know about the upcoming Netflix movie Extinction. Are you going to add this movie to your queue? Let us know in the comment section down below.

Kasey Moore

Kasey Moore is the founder and editor-in-chief of What's on Netflix. Kasey launched the site in 2013 after growing frustration with finding content on Netflix. He has an in depth understanding of the release cycles for Netflix and has developed tools to make navigating Netflix easier. Resides in Norwich in the UK.