That Time Netflix Predicted the Capitol Riots

Even in 2019, Netflix’s In the Shadow of the Moon seemed prescient.

In the opening scene, a title card tells us our story starts in Philadelphia, our nation’s birthplace, in 2024. We see an empty office, bland and unremarkable. The camera pans and we notice there’s a breeze in the room. Odd. Highrise offices generally don’t have windows that open.