Io is a 2019 American science fiction film directed by Jonathan Helpert.

Official trailers

Netflix on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 released the trailer:
IO | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Story intro

The film is set in a post-apocalyptic present, where Earth's atmosphere has become toxic. Most humans have fled the planet, to live on a space station near Io, a moon of Jupiter. Sam Walden is one of the few humans remaining on Earth. She lives alone at high altitude, where the air is still breathable, trying to raise bees that can survive in the atmosphere. Her intent is to use the bees to eventually clean the air via the pollination of oxygen-producing plants. Her long-distance boyfriend, who lives on the Io station, urges her to leave Earth on the last shuttle from the planet. A storm creates a toxic cloud that passes through Sam's shelter, killing all of her bees. Micah, a man travelling by helium balloon, arrives shortly thereafter. He intends to reach the launch site and leave Earth, but first wants to speak with Dr. Harry Walden, Sam's father, who had urged mankind to stay because he still saw hope. Initially, Sam states that her father is conducting field work elsewhere. However, after a day, she reveals that her father died the previous year. Hearing this, Micah is determined to take Sam with him to the space shuttle, to which she apathetically agrees. After receiving a message from her boyfriend saying goodbye, because he is part of an expedition embarking on a 10-year voyage to an exoplanet orbiting Alpha Centauri, Sam records a message informing everyone still on Earth that Dr. Walden's attempt to clean the planet was ultimately unsuccessful and that everybody should leave to Io.


Margaret Qualley
Anthony Mackie
Danny Huston
Tom Payne
Emma Fitzgerald
Radio Broadcaster (voice)
Justin Jamieson
TV Broadcast Newscaster (as Justin Andrew Jamieson)


Principal photography began in October 2016.

The film Io was scheduled to be released on January 18, 2019 by Netflix.


Io got average rating from critics. The audience dislikes the film either.

External links

Official website:


Wikipedia: Io (film)

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