From the depths of the ocean to the expanses of a futuristic world, Jason Momoa is soaring to new heights in the first look at Apple’s upcoming fantasy saga series, See.
In footage shown as part of a sizzle reel of new Apple TV+ shows, Momoa, 39, is seen clad in furs in his role as Baba Voss, a character described as a warrior, leader, and guardian. Alfre Woodard, 66, plays the character of Paris, a priestess and advisor to Baba Voss.
The other big names attached to See actually come from behind the scenes. Apple’s original series comes from the not-so-shabby likes of the creator responsible for hit and critically adored British crime show
Peaky Blinders, Steven Knight, as well as director Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2). Knight is set to write, while Lawrence is reportedly directing.
See explores a world in which all its inhabitants are blind. “Try to think about the world this way: heard, touched, smelled, sensed. Imagine every human experience available to you — love, joy, discovery, despair, and home — imagine it was all experienced this way … without seeing,” Momoa said.
Woodard gave more details about See‘s setting, saying it takes place centuries after a virus wiped out most of Earth’s inhabitants and left the only survivors blind. As new generations are born blind, they construct a new world on Earth that is “designed and built to be experienced without sight.”
“In this world, we have our evil queens, brave heroes, and thrilling adventure, but beyond the adventure, See will ask questions you may have already started asking yourselves…how much of my experience of the world is visual? Without sight, will it change who I am?” Woodard said.
See the trailer here:
See could come out of the gate as one of Apple’s first original scripted releases. It’s apparently an epic, world-building drama set in the future. At an estimated 10 episodes,
See is set in a future when the human race has lost the sense of sight, and society has had to find new ways to interact, to build, to hunt, to survive. All of that is challenged when a set of twins with sight is born.
Do you think See will appropriately represent blind people, or will it be just another distorted view normally found in Hollywood movies?