Jason Momoa Teams Up With ‘Peaky Blinders’ Steven Knight On New Sci-fi ‘See’ For Apple
Jason Momoa has signed on to star in Steven Knight & Francis Lawrence’s new scripted drama ‘See‘ for Apple it has been announced.
The show is described as an “epic, world-building drama” reported to be set in a future where humans have lost their sense of sight. This drives the people of Earth to discover new ways to interact with each other and the world around them. This new way of life is challenged when a set of twin are born with the ability to see. Momoa is set to take a lead role as Baba Voss, a fearless warrior, leader and guardian.
The show comes from Steven Knight, the man behind ‘Peaky Blinders’ and ‘Taboo’, with Francis Lawrence (‘The Hunger Games’ films, ‘I Am Legend’, ‘Red Sparrow’) set to direct. The show will be 8-episodes and is being made by Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content for Apple. Knight and Lawrence exec produce along with Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and Kristen Campo for Chernin Ent.
Momoa has shot to fame since his earlier work as Ronon Dex in ‘Stargate: Atlantis’. He went on to play Khal Drogo in ‘Game Of Thrones’, before landing the role of ‘Aquaman’ in the DC movie franchise. Equally comfortable on film or tv, he’s also starred in the 2011 movie ‘Conan the Barbarian’, tv series ‘The Red Road‘ and Netflix drama ‘Frontier’.
Apple has been pretty aggressive in its acquisition of original tv content in the last 18 months. Along with ‘See’ it’s picked up a reboot of Steven Spielberg’s ‘Amazing Stories’, an epic space drama from ‘Battlestar Galactica’s’ Ronald D. Moore, ‘Little America’ from ‘The Big Sick’ creators Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, a comedy from Kristen Wiig, and a psychological thriller from M. Night Shyamalan. It’s still not entirely clear how Apple are going to be releasing this new content. Whether it’s going to be some sort of new separate streaming app, or integrated in some way into the iTunes model remains to be seen.
Given the fuzziness around all the Apple Original shows at the moment, there is obviously no release date for ‘See‘, but we’ll let you know when we hear more.