A covert team of immortal mercenaries is suddenly exposed and must now fight to keep their identity a secret just as an unexpected new member is discovered.


Greg Rucka (screenplay by), Greg Rucka (based on the graphic novel series by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlize Theron ... Andy
KiKi Layne ... Nile
Matthias Schoenaerts ... Booker
Marwan Kenzari ... Joe
Luca Marinelli ... Nicky
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Copley
Harry Melling ... Merrick
Veronica Ngo ... Quynh
Natacha Karam ... Dizzy
Mette Towley ... Jordan
Anamaria Marinca ... Dr Meta Kozak
Micheal Ward ... Lykon
Shala Nyx ... Gita
Majid Essaidi Majid Essaidi ... Sadeq
Joey Ansah ... Keane


Led by a warrior named Andy (Charlize Theron), a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die have fought to protect the mortal world for centuries. But when the team is recruited to take on an emergency mission and their extraordinary abilities are suddenly exposed, it's up to Andy and Nile (Kiki Layne), the newest soldier to join their ranks, to help the group eliminate the threat of those who seek to replicate and monetize their power by any means necessary. Written by Netflix

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sequences of graphic violence, and language. | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The movie makes the point that the immortal group led by Andy (Charlize Theron) has influenced and somehow contributed to different historical facts around the world over the centuries. It's neither clear nor explained why she makes a reference to São Paulo in the year of 1834. Maybe a random year chosen by writer Greg Rucka. After Emperor Pedro I abdicated his throne in 1831, Brazil went through a troubled social-political time with revolutions and conflicts between conservative and liberal groups throughout the years that followed. 1834 is the year that the Additional Act was approved by those two conflicting groups. This was a set of changes to the Brazilian 1824 constitution that, in part, allowed only one major empire representative until heir Pedro II's adulthood, and also weakened the powers of the centralizing imperial power by giving Brazilian provinces political autonomy so they could make decisions without the empire's direct approval. See more »


When Booker hands Andy the unloaded HK USP, she should have noticed. Anyone as familiar with weapons as she is would notice the weight difference between an unloaded gun and a loaded one. The balance of the gun without bullets in a polymer handle would also be very noticeable. Nile, as a marine, also would have noticed when Andy gave it to her. See more »


[first lines]
Andy: [narrating] I've been here before. Over and over again. And each time the same question. Is this it? Will this time be the one? And each time the same answer. And I'm just so tired of it.
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Crazy Credits

Close-ups of the items on the bulletin board with the evidence of the immortal people is seen in the background during the first part of the credits, followed by a scene of video evidence of one of the scenes in the movie being deleted. See more »


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Written by Khalid (as Khalid Robinson) and Marshmello
Performed by Marshmello and Khalid
Courtesy of Joytime Collective/RCA Records
Marshmello appears courtesy of Joytime Collective/RCA Records
Khalid appears courtesy of Right Hand Music/RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Entertaining, would have been a better series
2 August 2020 | by anthonyduffySee all my reviews

Easy viewing, great fight choreography and action scenes. The plot was simply and predictably executed but remained entertaining throughout. Great individual performances but would of been better as a series to allow for some proper character development.

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Release Date:

10 July 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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