I Came By Netflix

Netflix’s I Came By: the trailer for this Line Of Duty star’s new thriller is finally here

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Line Of Duty fans, here’s what you need to know about Netflix’s I Came By… 

Netflix has well and truly been upping the ante of late, with a slate of new monthly content to binge-watch, limited series and documentaries galore, we truly are spoilt for choice – not to mention a plethora of must-watch films, too (which includes us counting down the days till Blonde).

Now, the streaming service has confirmed some further details about anticipated thriller, I Came By. The movie is the first film from Netflix UK’s feature slate and is bringing together the stars of Downton Abbey, Line Of Duty, and 1917 for nail biting neo-noir excellence. 

And, from what we’ve heard so far, it sounds like it’s going to be incredible. As well as a confirmed (imminent) release date, we also have some first-look images and a new trailer to further drum up our excitement.

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Netflix's I Came By will also be in select cinemas on 19 August.

Here’s what you need to know, then, about I Came By.

What’s the plot of I Came By?

I Came By will follow a pair of rebellious young graffiti artists, Toby and Jay, who target the homes of the wealthy elite. One fateful night, though, Toby breaks into the home of renowned former High Court Judge Sir Hector Blake (Bonneville) and accidentally uncovers a shocking secret – one that leads him on a terrifying journey through London, and endangers both himself and those closest to him.

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Line Of Duty's Kelly Macdonald in Netflix's I Came By.

Who stars in I Came By?

Netflix has pulled out all the stops with this one, assembling one of the starriest casts we’ve seen in a while. There’s Hugh Bonneville of Downton Abbey and Paddington fame, and Kelly Macdonald – last seen as a decidedly bent copper (albeit one with a heart of gold) in Line Of Duty’s controversial sixth season.

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Hugh Bonneville in Netflix's I Came By.

Elsewhere, we have George MacKay, otherwise known as the standout star of 1917, X+Y’s Percelle Ascott, and Hard Sun’s Varada Sethu. So, yes, you better believe that we’re expecting very big things indeed from this talented bunch.

Who is the director of I Came By?

Babak Anvari, aka the Bafta-winning director of critically acclaimed horror Under The Shadow, isn’t just directing this thriller; he’s also co-writing it with Namsi Khan, who’s brought us such gems already as His Dark Materials and Humans.

Lucan Toh, meanwhile, will produce the project, while Kit Fraser – who worked with Anvari on both Under The Shadow and Wounds – will serve as cinematographer.

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I Came By is coming to Netflix this August.

Is there a trailer for I Came By?

There most certainly is and the tension is so palpable in it, you could cut it with a knife. It’s a deadly game of cat and mouse with George MacKay and Hugh Bonneville giving each other a run for their money.

“He’d take on inquests on behalf of refugees,” one woman can be heard describing Sir Hector Blake (Bonneville). “It’s a publicity stunt,” Toby (MacKay) says.

When Toby breaks into Blake’s home, he’s shocked to find something elusive behind a steel door in the basement. “I don’t know what I saw,” he cries the next day to his friend. And in a chilling turn, the trailer gives us an insight into Blake’s mind. We hear him say: “I really tried to be kind but I had this rage that was so liberating, so empowering. Do you want to know what happened?”

Talk about chills. Watch the trailer for yourself here:

When and where can we watch I Came By?

The neo-noir thriller will will be in select UK cinemas on 19 August and on Netflix from 31 August.

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Kayleigh Dray

Kayleigh Dray is Stylist’s digital editor-at-large. Her specialist topics include comic books, films, TV and feminism. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends.

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