A “global battle for our mutual survival spanning the 21st century and how changes to our planet will affect love, faith, work and family.” This is the master line of the ambitious new miniseries of Apple TV + that aspires to be the great premiere of the season. And for this it will have one of the premises and one of the most solid casts of recent years.
This Friday, March 17, the first three first episodes will premiere exclusively, followed by a new chapter every Friday, until its conclusion, on April 21. If yours is dystopian science fiction, thrillers on a global scale, you already have a plan.
‘A challenging future’ to face
Originally titled ‘Expectations’, ‘A challenging future’ raises eight interconnected stories under the same emerging catastrophe. That is the key to this powerful miniseries that would delight fans of dystopias if it were not its own conceptual key: is based on dozens of real academic studies that explore the possible consequences of global warming and climate changes in the coming years.
As for the cast, it had been years since we had seen so many stars under the same project. Oscar winner Meryl Streep will be accompanied by Matthew Rhys (‘The Americans’), Marion Cotillard (‘Inception’), Eiza Gonzalez (‘Baby Driver’) and many other big stars, such as Tobey Maguire, Forest Whitaker, Edward Norton, Kit Harrington or Sienna Miller. The latest additions to the project have also been very relevant names, such as Murray Bartlett (‘The White Lotus’), Diane Lane (‘Under the Tuscan sun’), Heather Graham (‘Wander’) or Judd Hirsch (‘Uncut Gems’). .
Each episode of this anthology, in the manner of other miniseries on cataclysmic scenarios such as ‘Apagón‘, will tell a different story, but they will all be interconnected and will start from the same premise: “Are we brave enough to become the solution to our own ruin before it’s too late?”.
Early reviews are garnering rave reviews, although there are those who do not miss a certain ecological moral. And at the controls of the direction, production and script is one of the sharpest feathers of today. That is Scott Z. Burns, signatory to the scripts of two films considered almost predictors of the future: ‘Contagion’, from the COVID stage, ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, from political denialism, as well as ‘The Report’, focused on an investigation about police brutality in the context of 9/11.
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