Apple is set to release another blockbuster drama with Extrapolations, an eight-episode series that tackles the severity of climate change through the eyes of a progressively dystopian future over the span of 33 years.
“Every story is different,” the show’s description reads. “But the fight for our future is universal.”
What is Extrapolations?
In this first trailer for the series, we see some spectacular imagery that paints a picture of what our future could look like if humanity continues on its current path.
Caused by the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, climate change has the potential to cause severe and long-lasting damage to the Earth’s ecosystems and the human societies that depend on them. Examples shown in the trailer include rising sea levels, out-of-control wildfires, food and water scarcity, and more. It’s certainly an interesting look into what the next 30-40 years could look like.
Reminiscent of Netflix’s Don’t Look Up, Extrapolations seems to tackle the end of the world in an almost humorous — but still deadly serious — manner. And, like Don’t Look Up, the cast is beyond impressive.
Extrapolations will star Meryl Streep, Sienna Miller, Kit Harington, Daveed Diggs, Edward Norton, Diane Lane, Tahar Rahim, Yara Shahidi, Matthew Rhys, Gemma Chan, David Schwimmer, Adarsh Gourav, Keri Russell, Marion Cotillard, Forest Whitaker, Eiza González, Murray Bartlett, Indira Varma, Tobey Maguire, MaameYaa Boafo, Hari Nef, Heather Graham, Michael Gandolfini, Cherry Jones, Gaz Choudhry, Ben Harper, Judd Hirsch and Neska Rose. Whew! That’s quite a budget!
The first three episodes of Extrapolations will debut together on Friday, March 17, with the remaining five episodes airing weekly from there.