The streaming service HiDive announced that they are picking up the AMC animated series ‘Pantheon.’ The AMC Network partnered with the production studio Titmouse to produce the show which is based on a collection of short stories by award-winning author Ken Liu.
HiDive said on their website, “The thrilling speculative drama is centered on a bullied teen, Maddie (Katie Chang), who receives mysterious help from someone online: a stranger soon revealed to be her recently deceased father, David (Daniel Dae Kim), whose consciousness has been uploaded to the Cloud following an experimental destructive brain scan. David is the first of a new kind of being – an ‘Uploaded Intelligence’ or ‘UI’ – but he will not be the last, as a global conspiracy unfolds that threatens to trigger a new kind of world war.”
Craig Silverstein (‘Nikita,’ ‘Terra Nova’) has been tapped as the showrunner and as a co-executive producer. The show will also stream to AM Plus.
AMC added, “‘Pantheon’ explores the outer limits of what we and our technology are capable of creating and destroying, focusing on the “uploading” of human consciousness into the cloud. It explores the theme of technology through the lens of family, focusing on both the people whose brains have been digitally uploaded, and the loved ones they’ve left behind. Ultimately, ‘Pantheon’ challenges our understanding of what it means to be human.”
The show has been approved for two seasons with the pilot airing on HiDive on Thursday, September 1, 2022.
You can watch the trailer below:
The show features the voice talents of Daniel Dae Kim (Lost, Hawaii Five-O, Always Be My Maybe), Katie Chang (The Bling Ring), Rosemarie DeWitt (Little Fires Everywhere, Rachel Getting Married), Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight, Thank You For Smoking, Ambush), Taylor Schilling (Orange Is The New Black), Ron Livingston (Loudermilk, A Million Little Things), Raza Jaffrey (Homeland, Code Black) Scoot McNairy (Narcos: Mexico, Argo), and Anika Noni Rose (The Princess and the Frog, Little Fires Everywhere).