THERE ARE so many shows to watch these days – it’s hard to keep up.
Between Netflix and Amazon Prime, Hulu to the upcoming Disney+, we have access to a plethora of television shows ranging in genre, style, and quality.
Another big player emerging is Apple TV+. For only £4.99 a month, you can have access to the new streaming platform’s premiere TV shows, which include the highly anticipated The Morning Show, starring Steve Carrell, Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon to the visual splendour of See – a new drama starring Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard that is sure to leave you wanting more.
Written and created by Steven Knight and directed by Francis Lawrence, See takes place in the distant future, after a deadly virus decimated humankind with those who survived emerged blind.
Jason Momoa stars as Baba Voss — the father of twins born centuries later with the mythic ability to see — who must protect his tribe against a powerful yet desperate queen who wants the twins destroyed. Alfre Woodard stars as Paris, Baba Voss’s spiritual leader.
See features an incredible cast and crew, many of whom are blind or have low vision, who helped bring this epic story to life.
“We spent a month in training just learning the skills that people who are blind use to navigate the physical world,” said Alfre Woodard at the Comic Con AppleTV+ See screening and panel discussion in London.
“Everybody – including cast, crew, stuntmen was introduced to the same language, and so we had to add that to our approach to acting and bringing a character from the page to a human being but then we had to marry the way of moving about with the very daring stunts.”
The visual epic has its fair share of stunts, including an intricate fight scene between the tribe and their enemies.
“We spent a solid month on that fight scene,” said Jason Momoa. “It’s very intricate and with the camera and the elements it was unbelievable.”
These elements made for a breathtaking watch, as much of the show was filmed in Vancouver Island, as the cast and crew battled the elements to create a cinematic utopia that leaves you breathless with each scene.
“We shot a lot of this in Canada and typically we were two hours away from where we were living,” said executive producer Francis Lawrence. “So we were really going out into the wild and everybody had to brave the rain, the cold, the mud and all of that.
“It definitely put us in it,” added rising actor Archie Madekwe. When you’re on a soundstage you have distractions like your phone, you sit down in a nice warm room and I found that it was way nicer being out there together, doing the work.”
The first three episodes of See will be available to watch on Apple TV+ in over 100 countries and regions around the world on November 1. New episodes will continue to roll out weekly, every Friday – a past time that director Steven Knight is excited to get back to in an age where people binge watch shows and move onto the next.
“I think the way that we do this is that people get enough to begin with and then you do the thing where you have a reason to talk about it because everyone watched it at the same time,” said Knight. “I think perfect way of doing that.