Extrapolations – more high profile casting announced

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Apple TV+’s climate change anthology drama series adds Forest Whitaker, Marion Cotillard and Tobey Maguire.

In an apparent bid to have the most stellar cast possible, Scott Z. Burns’ show has added another handful of big names to its cast.

After announcing an initial line-up last week, led by Meryl Streep, Sienna Miller, Kit Harrington and David Schwimmer, Deadline have broken the news that Forest Whitaker will also star in the show. He will play a small-time investor named August Bolo.

Rogue One: Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera

  • Whitaker, perhaps best known to cult fans for his role as Saw Gerrera in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (a role he’s expected to reprise in prequel series Andor), is another incredibly high-profile piece of casting for the show.

He’s an actor who happily works across both film and television. In films, his credits are as diverse as Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, The Last King of Scotland, Black Panther and Netflix’s Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey. On tv, he’s appeared in shows such as ER, Empire and Godfather of Harlem.

Additionally, Marion Cotillard (Inception) has been cast as art dealer Sylvie Bolo, with former Spider-Man Tobey Maguire taking on the role of kelp farmer Nic. Also joining the cast is Eiza González (Baby Driver) as artist and influencer Elodie.

Environmental Changes

The series, which is filming at the moment, will tell stories of how environmental changes to the planet affect our lives on both a personal and a human scale. Love, faith, work and family will be considered across eight eight interconnected episodes and the show aims to track the worldwide battle for our mutual survival, spanning the 21st century.

Extrapolations is being produced by Media Res, with writer Scott Z. Burns executive producing along with Micheal Ellenberg, Dorothy Fortenberry, Gregory Jacobs and Lindsey Springer.

We’re increasingly sure that this show is going to make a lot of noise on release – of course, CultBox will keep you posted.