The Thrilling “Florida Man” Trailer Combines Sex, Drugs, and Sunshine

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Netflix’s new series has a memeable title: “Florida Man.” But it’s not actually about those viral outrageous headlines that all happened to come from Florida. Instead, the limited series stars Édgar Ramírez as Mike Valentine, a gambling addict who’s also an ex-cop who’s trying to clean up his act. He’s also got a complicated relationship with his ex-wife Iris (Lex Scott Davis). But Mike is indebted to a mobster, Moss (Emory Cohen) and he’s secretly hooking up with his girlfriend Delly (Abbey Lee). It’s a mess, and it’s about to get a lot worse when Delly escapes Pennsylvania for Florida, and Mike, a Florida native, has to get her back.

So why’s it called “Florida Man”? “As I grew up, I never stopped thinking about why Florida is Florida,” series creator and showrunner Donald Todd told Tudum on March 27. “Florida is a thin layer of porous crust on top of a hundred feet of water, and it’s maybe a few feet above sea level . . . it might all sink. So when you feel that everything is temporary, you take what you can when you can get it. A ‘Florida man’ is someone who’s proudly independent and doesn’t live by your code, which means he doesn’t live by any code.” He added, “[People] laugh at the mug shots and the headlines but what’s the story behind the meme?”

Of his show’s hero, he said, “Mike feels that he’s a hero and just needs one more day to prove it . . . then one more after that.”

Read on to watch the new “Florida Man” trailer and learn everything we know about the show.

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