A new series is in production on the side of Apple TV + and the few information revealed testify to a great ambition. Currently in production, “Extrapolations” brings together a very high quality cast including Meryl Streep, Sienna Miller, Tahar Rahim and Kit Harington.
Apple TV +: slowly but surely
Discreetly, with the culture of secrecy that we know, the giant Apple is positioning itself in the streaming market with its Apple TV + platform. A service that has already come out some success. On the film side, we can evoke Cherry the Russo brothers, CODA, the American remake of The Aries Family, or USS Greyhound: Battle of the Atlantic with Tom Hanks. The latter puts the cover back for Apple TV + with Finch, expected in early November. And we will have next year Macbeth by Joel Coen as well as Killers of the Flower Moon by Martin Scorsese. On the series side The Morning Show with Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carrell, Ted Lasso with Jason Sudeikis and recently Foundation, adapted from the work of Isaac Asimov. Building on its momentum, Apple TV + is now announcing a new series called Extrapolations.
Extrapolations : what is this series?
Extrapolations, currently in production, has everything to be a really big song. Indeed, the series in eight episodes will endeavor to describe planetary upheavals caused by climate change and technological advances, by following the paths of several individuals. Work, family, religion, romantic relationships, the series promises an almost exhaustive look at the depth of these upheavals.
Producer, screenwriter and director Scott Z. Burns created and will direct the series. It’s a close associate of Steven Soderbergh, since the writing of Contagion, from Side effects and of The Laundromat. He also worked on The Bourne Ultimatum, and the recent trilogy of The Planet of the Apes. Note that he also produced the famous Al Gore documentary An inconvenient truth. The latter said in the official press release:
The only thing we can be sure of for the future is that we all go there together – and we take our hopes, our fears, our appetites, our creativity, our ability to love and our predilection to do sadness.
An exceptional cast announced for Extrapolations
For the characters in this story, the authors and producers are putting the small dishes in the big ones by bringing together a cast of very high quality. The immense Meryl Streep is present in a role as yet unknown. British actress Sienna Miller will play a marine biologist named Rebecca Shearer, while Kit Harington will be Nicholas Bilton, boss of an industrial giant. French actor Tahar Rahim, in high demand after Designated guilty, will play Ezra Haddad, a man subject to memory loss.
It does not end there since David Schwimmer will play Harris Goldblatt, father of a teenage girl. Matthew Rhys will be a real estate developer, and Daveed Diggs will play a South Florida rabbi. Gemma Chan will be a single mother and a microfinance banker. Finally Adarsh Gourav, revealed by The White Tiger, will be Gaurav, a driver for hire.
With such a cast for interconnected episodes, it is to be expected that the cast will be distributed according to the episodes and the locations where the action will take place. Indeed, like the project Citadel the Russo brothers at Amazon, Extrapolations should be a globalized show, with the ambition of a story focusing both on individuals and on a planetary scale.
Currently in production, no release date has yet been given for Extrapolations.