Apple Unveils First Trailer For See: The Jason Momoa-Led Sci-Fi Series

11 September 2019
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All the action will take place in a world where humans are born blind

There was a time where Jason Momoa was a fairly unknown actor, a time where he landed roles without much fanfare or public recognition. Now, the actor has such a pervasive following of international fans that he can scarcely breathe without someone posting a video, live-feed or twitter reaction to it.

Best known for his one-season role as Khal Drogo on the HBO hit series Game of Thrones, Momoa then went on to land the coveted role of Aquaman in the DC Cinematic Universe. Being tasked with bringing the king of Atlantis to life on the big screen is a responsibility not to be taken lightly, but it’s one Momoa did with trademark charm and charisma.

As he continues to go from strength to strength, it seemed inevitable that Apple would snatch the opportunity to get Momoa on their streaming service in whatever capacity they could. Having announced that they will be launching a number of Apple original series on their platform, it was revealed that Momoa had been cast in the lead role of the upcoming series, See.

Described as an epic, world-building drama set in the future, Momoa will play Baba Voss, a fearless warrior, leader and guardian. It’s a description that seems to fit Momoa perfectly, almost like some kind of amalgamation of his previous roles (albeit, minus the fish scales and trident).

At the highly anticipated Apple Event, more information concerning the streaming service was revealed along with some footage of its original series. The early trailer for See is already garnering considerable attention. For Momoa, fans are heralding his role as a return to big-scale fantasy post Game of Thrones. The trailer depicts Momoa's Baba Voss as the ultimate tribal leader, at one point seen blowing a giant war horn while covered in forest mud.

What is See?

The show centres on a future where the world is devastated by a virus, leaving humans blind and only a few million survivors. The drama will touch on how much of the human experience is visual, and aims to get viewers pondering whether a lack of sight would change who they are.

As Entertainment Weekly writer Piya Sinha-Roy put it in a tweet from the event, the show promises to be a “futuristic fantasy saga about a world in which people are blind and where sight is so long gone that it’s questioned if it even existed. Will question how much of the world is visual.”

Deadline adds, “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.” The publication adds that the show is just as bonkers as it sounds.

Who is involved?

Accompanying Momoa are some big names in the industry, all attached to See behind the scenes. Apple’s original series comes from the creator responsible for the 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.

The announcement of the show comes as part of Apple’s media event in California. See is just one of more than 30 shows currently in production for the company, with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon also announcing a show with the streaming service.

Via GQ Australia