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Today I stumbled upon a new webseries, available through Youtube, H+ The Digital Series, produced by Bryan Singer. Having seen the first six episodes i am enthralled by its premise, its universality and quite actually the plausibility of the dystopian future it portrays!
The setting is in the near future when our world is filled with cybernetic implants, leading people to constant connectivity (taking the portable devices a step further) via in-built augmented reality. However, the conflict of the story is generated by the technological advancement turning wry. The numerous characters we see in these clips are as unaware of their predicament as we are. Well, maybe that is not entirely true, since the character of David Clayton Rogers (Kenneth Lubahn) seems to be in the loop.
Each 3-6minute episode is either set in the story’s present, future or past, thus building up the context. The locations vary from USA, Finland, India, and Italy. The most notably cast appearance for me was seeing Alexis Denisof.
The series premiered on Youtube on August 8th, and the first two episodes are available for viewing to the general public. However, if you wish to continue watching the remaining 4 episodes available online, you have to subscribe to H+’s Youtube page, where you will find undisclosed links to the rest of the episodes. New episodes are set to premiere each Wednesday.
The writer of the series, is the actor John Cabrera, many of you might recall him for his secondary-roles in Gilmore Girls and Studio 60. I am glad that he managed to get his idea out to the general public, using a medium that suited the series. This is not your average run of the mill webseries, it is exquisitely executed, with high-end cinematography, special effects and acting. The camera at the beginning of each episode assumes the point-of-view of the protagonist of the episode, and we as the audience see from their eyes what they are watching. This approach in the first episode in particular allows us to become introduced with the technology from a first person point of view.
The official trailer of this post-apocalyptic series contains many spoilers and images that will be in future episodes, but for those in need of more footage from the series i present you with the trailer.
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