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Skynet-Like AI Poses Apocalyptic Threat in New Fox TV Series, NEXT


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A new series is airing on FOX that marks a big apocalyptic-level threat for mankind in the form of a rogue AI quite similar to Skynet. The series is called Next and it launches Tuesday, October 6. If you’re looking for some trying-to-stop-the-end-of-the-world entertainment, then this could be the right series for you. Here’s more information on what the show is about, when it airs, and how to watch it online if that’s your preference.

The Rogue AI Series Next Airs on Tuesday Nights

Next airs on Fox every Tuesday night starting October 6. It will air on Fox at 9 p.m. Eastern/8 p.m. Central every week.

It was originally going to be a midseason 2019 show, but it was delayed until the fall because of the pandemic. It’s about a Homeland cybersecurity team trying to counter an AI that’s gone rogue and has the ability to “constantly improve itself.”

The series stars John Slattery, Fernanda Andrade, Michale Mosley, Gerardo Celasco, Eve Harlow, Aaron Moten, Evan Whitten, Elizabeth Cappuccino, and Jason Butler Harner.

Watching the Series Online

If you’re more interested in watching Next online, you can already check the first episode out on here. Right now it’s available to everyone, but you might need to provide a TV Provider login at some point in the future. So check it out while you can. You can also stream it on Hulu here, with the first episode already available if you have a Hulu subscription or get a free trial.

The first season is going to have 10 episodes, with each episode titled File #1, File #2, and so on.

The reviews for the series so far are promising, including an evil personal assistant that’s a lot like Alexa. (Some people have always been suspicious of those Alexa and Google Home devices, and this show isn’t going to help with that at all, lol.) And with the series being helmed by Manny Coto of 24, it’s bound to be fascinating to watch. It’s been described as a lighter version of Black Mirror, which definitely grabs my interest.

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    Stephanie Dwilson started Post Apocalyptic Media with her husband Derek. She's a licensed attorney and has a master's in science and technology journalism. You can reach her at [email protected].

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