Florida Man (TV series)

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Florida Man
Official release poster
Created byDonald Todd
Directed by
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes7
Executive producers
CinematographyAdrian Peng Correia, Wes Cardino
Running time50–54 minutes
Production companies
Original release
ReleaseApril 13, 2023 (2023-04-13)

Florida Man is an American crime drama television limited series created by Donald Todd, who serves as an executive producer alongside Jason Bateman, Michael Costigan, and Miguel Arteta. It stars Édgar Ramírez as an ex-cop who is sent back to his home state of Florida to solve a case. Abbey Lee, Otmara Marrero, Lex Scott Davis, Emory Cohen, Isaiah Johnson and Anthony LaPaglia also star in main roles. The series was shot in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Florida Man was released on April 13, 2023, on Netflix.[1]


Mike Valentine is a struggling ex-cop forced to return to his home state of Florida to find a Philly mobster's runaway girlfriend. What should be a quick gig becomes a spiraling journey into buried family secrets and an increasingly futile attempt to do the right thing.



Édgar Ramírez at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con International in San Diego, California
Édgar Ramírez portrays the lead character



No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"The Realest Goddamned Place on Earth"Miguel ArtetaDonald ToddApril 13, 2023 (2023-04-13)
2"Welcome to Hell, Mike"Julian FarinoNikki ToscanoApril 13, 2023 (2023-04-13)
3"The Chain"Julian FarinoTom J. AstleApril 13, 2023 (2023-04-13)
4"One More Day"Haifaa al-MansourAlvaro RodriguezApril 13, 2023 (2023-04-13)
5"Please Don't Wake Up"Haifaa al-MansourDonald ToddApril 13, 2023 (2023-04-13)
6"Should We Talk About the Corn?"Clark GreggRheeqrheeq ChaineyApril 13, 2023 (2023-04-13)
7"Sunk Costs"Clark GreggDonald Todd & Tom J. AstleApril 13, 2023 (2023-04-13)


Jason Bateman in 2007
Producer Jason Bateman

In July 2018, Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan's Aggregate Films signed a multi-year production deal with Netflix. The largest partnership in the streamer's history at the time, this deal also served to increase Bateman's collaborations with Netflix after their revival of Arrested Development and the release of Ozark. In a statement, Bateman said the streamer's releases allowed him to avoid worrying about how many people watch his content and said "Netflix is succeeding on the merits and word of mouth and we are excited to bring them stuff."[2]

In April 2021, Netflix announced that it had given an eight-episode series order to Florida Man with Édgar Ramírez attached to star and Aggregate Films set to produce.[3] In August, it was reported that Miguel Arteta, Julian Farino, Haifaa al-Mansour, and Kevin Bray would direct two episodes each. That same month, Anthony LaPaglia, Abbey Lee, Otmara Marrero, Lex Scott Davis, Emory Cohen, Clark Gregg,[4] Isaiah Johnson, Sibongile Mlambo, Paul Schneider, Lauren Buglioli, Michael Esper,[5] Leonard Earl Howze, Isabel Gameros, and Mark Jeffrey Miller joined the cast.[6]

Principal photography began on August 10, 2021, and was scheduled to conclude on November 16. Filming took place in Wilmington and Carolina Beach, North Carolina.[7][8][9] After several filming delays, shooting continued in December 2021.[10][11] The Pointe at Barclay, a shopping complex in Wilmington, was also a filming location. Cargo containers, colorful buildings, and wooden structures were brought to the complex for the shoot. Additional filming locations included Stevens Ace Hardware, UniFirst Uniform Services, Hell's Kitchen, Copper Penny, and Quanto Basta.[12]

The limited series premiered on April 13, 2023, on Netflix, with seven episodes instead of the original eight-episode order.[1][13]


The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 22% approval rating with an average rating of 5/10, based on 9 critic reviews.[14]


  1. ^ a b Netflix Tudum [@NetflixTudum] (March 3, 2023). "We've all seen the memes, but it's time to dig deeper. WAY deeper. Florida Man, a new crime drama series premiering April 13 on Netflix, follows ex-cop and ex-gambler Mike Valentine (@edgarramirez25). Get a first look:" (Tweet). Archived from the original on March 3, 2023. Retrieved March 3, 2023 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (July 10, 2018). "Aggregate's Jason Bateman Teams With Michael Costigan In Multi-Year Netflix Deal For Film & Television". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on August 14, 2021. Retrieved August 14, 2021.
  3. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (April 19, 2021). "Edgar Ramirez to Star in Florida Man Drama Series for Netflix". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on August 14, 2021. Retrieved August 14, 2021.
  4. ^ Petski, Denise (August 13, 2021). "Florida Man: Netflix Series Adds Six To Cast Including Anthony LaPaglia, Lex Scott Davis; Sets Four Directors". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on August 14, 2021. Retrieved August 14, 2021.
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (August 18, 2021). "Florida Man: Isaiah Johnson, Four More Cast In Netflix Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on August 18, 2021. Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (August 25, 2021). "Florida Man: Leonard Earl Howze, Isabel Gameros & Mark Jeffrey Miller Join Netflix Series As Recurring". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on August 25, 2021. Retrieved August 25, 2021.
  7. ^ Caraballo, Lillian Hernández (September 17, 2021). "Florida Man is coming to Netflix". WKMG-TV. Archived from the original on September 29, 2021. Retrieved September 29, 2021.
  8. ^ "Section of beach strand still closed as filming of Netflix series Florida Man continues in Carolina Beach". WECT. August 16, 2021. Archived from the original on September 15, 2021. Retrieved October 15, 2021.
  9. ^ "Florida Man filming to close 2 Carolina Beach parking lots". WECT. October 1, 2021. Archived from the original on October 15, 2021. Retrieved October 15, 2021.
  10. ^ "Filming for Netflix series to affect Carolina Beach traffic today". WECT. December 1, 2021. Retrieved December 14, 2021.
  11. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (December 3, 2021). "Florida Man Netflix series filming in North Carolina". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved December 14, 2021.
  12. ^ Williams, Alexandra Sands (October 2, 2021). "Unusual setup at The Pointe caught your eye? It's a film set for Netflix". Port City Daily. Retrieved January 27, 2022.
  13. ^ "Video: "Florida Man" - Official Teaser - Netflix". Netflix (Press release). March 3, 2023. Retrieved March 18, 2023 – via The Futon Critic.
  14. ^ "Florida Man: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved April 19, 2023.

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