The series comes from prolific doc producer Glen Zipper and the versatile Amy Berg, whose previous work has included directing the Oscar-winning doc "Deliver Us from Evil" and serving on the writing staff for the excellent Starz drama "Counterpart". We want to see moving stories about some very good dogs and their humans.
The episodes feature stories ranging from a young girl and her therapy dog trained to detect her oncoming seizures, a Syrian refugee separated from his Siberian Husky by war, Japan's world of dog grooming and a Costa Rican refuge that houses THOUSANDS of dogs. He now has to figure out how to get Zeus across the border into the safety of Lebanon.
The clip features footage from the series including one pet owner who journeys to Syria in order to bring his dog Zeus home and a young girl who is given a service dog in order to help with a disability. Picturesque Lake Como is the setting as Italian fisherman Alessandro relies on Ice, a 10-year-old Labrador to help him with the family business ahead of tourist season.
Scissors Down is the fourth episode, directed by Roger Ross Williams.
If the trailer is anything to go by, we'll take 6 boxes of Mansize tissues please and thank you. The world's most renowned dog groomers head to California to compete in the ultimate dog grooming competition.
In that sense, the show is a safe commercial bet for Netflix amid the volatility of big-budget Originals - some of which have paid off (Stranger Things) and others that haven't (Marvel's Luke Cage and Iron Fist, both of which were recently culled).