One episode tells the story of Ayham, a man who left Syria for a new life in Germany, however, his dog Zeus had to stay behind. Academy Award-nominated Amy Berg, of Disarming Films and Zipper, of Zipper Bros Films, serve as executive producers.
"In times of division, volatility and confusion "Dogs" is an emotional palate cleanse".
The six-part series will be released on the streaming platform on November 16.
Dogs will highlight not only how we take care of our four-legged friends, as it will show how they look after us in return.
Corrine, an 11 year old girl who suffers from traumatic seizures, is forever changed when she meets Rory, a certified dog who has been trained to detect oncoming seizures. "All kinds of dogs, from all over the world", the GQ piece notes. A later episode chronicles all of the steps in dog adoptions, from rescuing dogs from a kill shelter to bringing them to the city to find homes.
Each episode in the series is being helmed by a different director, except for episodes 2 and 6, which have been directed by Amy Berg of Deliver Us from Evil. There are more dogs in NY than there are people in the city of Cleveland according to producers, as Berg follows each step of this adoption process through the charity Hearts and Bones as they go on a rescue mission to help dogs from a kill shelter in the south.
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).