Transatlantic starring Gillian Jacobs release date, cast, synopsis, and more

Gillian Jacobs as Mary Jayne Gold and Corey Stoll as Graham Patterson in Transatlantic, Courtesy of Netflix © 2023
Gillian Jacobs as Mary Jayne Gold and Corey Stoll as Graham Patterson in Transatlantic, Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /

As part of their multi-year creative partnership, Netflix and Unorthodox creator Anna Winger—alongside her production company Airlift Productions—are collaborating on a new project titled Transatlantic. The drama series is set during the 1940 refugee crisis in Marseille, France, reports Deadline.

Those who enjoy fiction inspired by true stories will want to add Transatlantic to their watch list when it releases, as the story is inspired by the Emergency Rescue Committee and the events of Julie Orringer’s 2019 novel, The Flight Portfolio.

This project will be the first under Winger and Netflix’s deal, created to produce international dramas for the streaming service. Given the acclaim and accolades received by Unorthodox, it’s understandable why Netflix would want to continue working with Winger.

If you’re interested in Transatlantic, keep reading to find out everything we know about the drama so far, including its release date, cast, and more!

Transatlantic release date

In February 2023, Netflix quietly revealed that Transatlantic starring Gillian Jacobs will premiere its seven-episode first season on Friday, April 7. If you have been waiting for the next project from the Community and Love star, it’s coming to Netflix very soon!

According to the Deadline article mentioned above, the series had been slated for a 2023 release back in 2022. Production was underway in early 2022 on location in Marseille. The series was also shot in English, German, and French.

Transatlantic cast

Back when the series was announced, its cast was the main event. Fear Street and Community alum Gillian Jacobs was cast in the series alongside Gotham star Cory Michael Smith and Billions actor Corey Stoll. Grégory Montel, Lucas Englander, Ralph Amoussou, Deleila Piasko, and Amit Rahhav will also star.

Here’s what we know about their characters:

  • Jacobs is playing a character inspired by Mary Jayne Gold. She is an American heiress who throws her trust fund into Varian Fry’s refugee rescue operation.
  • Smith will play a character inspired by Varian Fry. Varian is an American journalist that foresees the horrific events of the Holocaust to come and is shocked by the lack of American action. He tries to save intellectuals and artists stuck in Europe.
  • Stoll will portray Patterson, an American Consul in Marseille who thinks refugees are a threat to American values.

Transatlantic synopsis

Check out the official synopsis shared by Netflix:

"Marseille 1940-1941.Transatlantic is inspired by the true story of Varian Fry, Mary Jayne Gold and the Emergency Rescue Committee. Risking their lives to help more than 2000 refugees escape occupied France, including many artists on the Nazis’ most-wanted list, an international gang of young superheroes and their famous charges occupy a villa at the edge of the city, where the threat of mortal danger gives way to unexpected collaborations and intense love affairs."

Is there a Transatlantic trailer?

While Netflix revealed the release date and first look images in February 2023, a teaser or trailer wasn’t also released. We’re expecting a sneak peek at the series to arrive within a month before it starts streaming in April. Stay tuned to Netflix Life for more insight into the upcoming drama from the Unorthodox creator.

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FanSided Entertainment staff contributed to this report.