Announced cast include Meryl Streep, Sienna Miller, Daveed Diggs, Gemma Chan and David Schwimmer.
Apple have clearly had their cheque book out, as they have revealed some high profile names who have joined the cast of Extrapolations.
The show, an anthology series being made for Apple TV+, will examine how ecological changes to the planet will affect our lives. Created, written and directed by Scott Z. Burns (Contagion), the story plays out over eight interconnected episodes. We’re thinking of it as Apple’s answer to Amazon’s Modern Love, but with a scary green conscience.
The announced names are: Meryl Streep, Sienna Miller, Kit Harrington, Tahar Rahim (The Serpent), Matthew Rhys, Daveed Diggs (Hamilton), Gemma Chan (Eternals), David Schwimmer and Adarsh Gourav (The White Tiger).
While details are scant so far, we do know some character names and professions. Sienna Miller will play a marine biologist named Rebecca Shearer, and Kit Harington will play Nick Bilton, the CEO of an industrial giant.
Meanwhile, Tahar Rahim will play Ezra Haddad, a man struggling with memory loss and Matthew Rhys a real estate developer named Junior.
David Diggs has been cast as Marshall Zucker, a South Florida rabbi, while Gemma Chan will be Natasha Alper, a single mother and micro-finance banker.
David Schwimmer will play Harris Goldblatt, father of a teenage daughter and Adarsh Gourav will play Gaurav, a driver for hire. Meryl Streep’s role remains under wraps so far.
The show is being produced by Media Res, with Burns executive producing along with Micheal Ellenberg, Dorothy Fortenberry, Gregory Jacobs and Lindsey Springer.
We’re guessing Extrapolations is going to be a big deal when it’s released. Naturally, CultBox will keep you posted.