Keep Breathing (TV series)

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Keep Breathing
Keep breathing poster.jpg
Official Netflix Poster
GenreSurvival drama
Created by
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes6
Production
Executive producers
Production locationVancouver
Running time31–40 minutes
Production companies
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)

Keep Breathing is an American survival drama limited series created by Martin Gero and Brendan Gall for Netflix.[1] The series consisted of six episodes, and premiered on July 28, 2022.[2]

Premise[edit]

When a small plane crashes in the middle of the Canadian wilderness, a lone woman must battle the elements and odds to survive.[3]

Cast and characters[edit]

  • Melissa Barrera as Liv, a sharp attorney who crashes in the middle of the Canadian wilderness
  • Jeff Wilbusch as Danny, Liv's off-again, on-again love interest
  • Florencia Lozano as Liv's mother
  • Juan Pablo Espinosa as Liv's father
  • Austin Stowell as Sam, a co-pilot who lets Liv fly with them
  • Getenesh Berhe as Ruth, Liv's co-worker and friend, who initially sets her and Danny up on a date

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Arrivals"Maggie KileyBrendan Gall & Martin GeroJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
2"Fire & Water"Maggie KileyTeleplay by : Brendan Gall
Story by : Martin Gero & Brendan Gall
July 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
3"Hierarchy of Needs"Maggie KileyTeleplay by : Brendan Gall
Story by : Brendan Gall & Martin Gero
July 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
4"Departures"Rebecca RodriguezTeleplay by : Iturri Sosa
Story by : Martin Gero & Brendan Gall & Iturri Sosa
July 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
5"Awake & Dreaming"Rebecca RodriguezTeleplay by : Brendan Gall
Story by : Brendan Gall & Martin Gero
July 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
6"You Are Home"Rebecca RodriguezTeleplay by : Brendan Gall
Story by : Martin Gero & Brendan Gall
July 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

In February 2021, Breathe was given a series order. The series is created, written, and executive produced by Martin Gero and Brendan Gall. Warner Bros. Television Studios produces the series.[3] Maggie Kiley joined the series as executive producer and director of the first three episodes in June 2021.[4] The series was retitled Keep Breathing in June 2022.[2]

Casting[edit]

In June 2021, Melissa Barrera was set to star in the series.[5][6] Jeff Wilbusch was added as a recurring guest star one month later.[7] The same month, Florencia Lozano and Juan Pablo Espinosa joined as recurring.[8] Austin Stowell joined the cast in September 2021.[9]

Filming[edit]

Filming began on June 28, 2021, in Vancouver, and wrapped on September 20, 2021.[10]

Reception[edit]

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 56% approval rating with an average rating of 5.60/10, based on 18 critic reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "Brisk pacing and Melissa Barrera's compelling presence help Keep Breathing stay alive, even as the series chokes whenever it tries to broaden its scope."[11] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 45 out of 100 based on 7 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Breathe (2021-2022)". Writers Guild of America West. January 26, 2022. Retrieved May 11, 2022.
  2. ^ a b Squires, John (June 21, 2022). ""Keep Breathing" – 'Scream' Star Melissa Barrera Fights to Survive in Netflix Thriller Series [Images]". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved June 22, 2022.
  3. ^ a b Otterson, Joe (February 4, 2021). "Martin Gero, Brendan Gall Set Wilderness Survival Drama Series 'Breathe' at Netflix (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved May 11, 2022.
  4. ^ White, Peter (June 11, 2021). "Maggie Kiley To Direct & EP Netflix's Melissa Barrera Survival Drama Series 'Breathe'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 11, 2022.
  5. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (June 1, 2021). "'In the Heights' Star Melissa Barrera to Topline Netflix's Survival Drama 'Breathe'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 12, 2022.
  6. ^ Otterson, Joe (June 1, 2021). "'In the Heights' Star Melissa Barrera to Lead Netflix Survival Drama Series 'Breathe'". Variety. Retrieved May 13, 2022.
  7. ^ Otterson, Joe (June 14, 2021). "Netflix Survival Drama 'Breathe' Casts 'Unorthodox' Alum Jeff Wilbusch (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved May 13, 2022.
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (July 26, 2021). "'Breathe': Florencia Lozano & Juan Pablo Espinosa Join Netflix Survival Drama Series As Recurring". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 12, 2022.
  9. ^ Otterson, Joe (September 2, 2021). "Netflix Survival Drama 'Breathe' Casts Austin Stowell (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved May 13, 2022.
  10. ^ "Breathe - Production List | Film & Television Industry Alliance". Film & Television Industry Alliance. June 1, 2021. Retrieved May 11, 2022.
  11. ^ "Keep Breathing: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved July 30, 2022.
  12. ^ "Keep Breathing: Season 1". Metacritic. Fandom, Inc. Retrieved July 30, 2022.

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