Hundreds of Netflix originals that have been released in the last few years alone have long since been forgotten to the sands of cinematic time, although 2019's turgid sci-fi IO has managed to launch a new streaming service.
Jonathan Helpert's harrowing story of attempting to defy the death of the human race only aired on its home platform in January 2019, but you'd have to be a dedicated fan of the genre for it to even show up on your homepage, given how it's been ignored by the algorithm.
Scientist Sam and mysterious interloper Micah are fronted by Margaret Qualley and Anthony Mackie, the latter of whom remains adamant that there is a long-term future in a post-apocalyptic wasteland where the whole planet has been rendered so toxic that it was abandoned in favor of colonizing one of Jupiter's moons.
As science is pitted against belief, the pair arguing whether or not there is a way to turn back the biological clock to ensure Earth becomes habitable once more. The reaction to IO was generally mixed, with good performances being overshadowed by a narrative that all too often leans so heavily onto formula you might be convinced you've seen it before.
Regardless of whether or not IO gets rewarded with a second chance at redemption elsewhere, FlixPatrol revealing the long-forgotten film to have found a new home on the Rakuten most-watched lists.