30 best Netflix Shows set outside the US

Photo credit: The Crown/Netflix/Alex Bailey. Acquired from Netflix Media Center
Photo credit: The Crown/Netflix/Alex Bailey. Acquired from Netflix Media Center /
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Photo Credit: Black Earth Rising/Netflix, Acquired From Netflix Media Center
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15. Black Earth Rising

This limited series is set around the aftermath of the Rwandan Genocide. A survivor of the horrible tragedy in Rwanda, Kate Ashby, gets involved once her English adoptive mother takes on a case involving prosecuting a war criminal from Rwanda. This criminal actually helped the people trying to escape from the genocide but went on afterward to commit crimes. The story twists and turns with exciting thrills, but ultimately acts as a reminder of the atrocities committed in Africa nearly 25 years ago.

The partnership between the BBC (BBC Two in this case) and Netflix grows stronger and stronger with each year. Shared promotions, like this show, and exclusive streaming rights lead to American audiences having the ability to fall in love with shows like Sherlock or Doctor Who, and this series, obviously.

Another interesting tidbit about this program is it looks to be in the “important” Netflix shows that have happened or will happen. The newest addition is When They See Us which focuses on the events of the “Central Park Five Case” in New York City and also the two films on Ted Bundy, Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile with the latter being a feature film. It would seem Netflix is interested in telling the stories maybe long forgotten or maybe not read into enough.