Jason Momoa’s Incredible New Show Will Fill The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Void In Your Life

Maxwell JonesMaxwell Jones in Entertainment, TV
Published 11.09.19
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A new show starring the one and only Jason Momoa is coming to Apple TV+, the highly budgeted rival to Netflix and it looks fantastically bonkers.

If there’s one thing I’ve realised over the past few years, it’s that if you want your project to succeed, you need to attach Jason Momoa to the casting.

Doesn’t matter what capacity he stars in, he just needs to be there for eye-candy. And that’s not just for the women. I don’t know a single straight male whose head isn’t turned by the gorgeous Momoa, myself included…

Following a similar format to Game of Thrones, Apple TV+’s See is high-budgeted as f***, with a reported $15 million spent on each of the ten episodes ($150 million in total). According to the Wall Street Journal, that budget has surpassed even the final season of Thrones, whose total six episodes cost a mere $90 million in comparison.

Taking place in a dystopian future where all humans are born blind, The Momoa stars as the father of twins that have the miraculous ability to see. Civilisation has been reduced to a tribal society living in prehistoric conditions in the Canadian wilderness (at least that’s where it was filmed, could be anywhere in the show’s universe).

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The official synopsis reads:

‘In the far future, a virus has decimated humankind. Those who survived emerged blind. Jason Momoa stars as Baba Voss, the father of twins born centuries later with the mythic ability to see – who must protect his tribe against a powerful yet desperate queen who believes it’s witchcraft and wants them destroyed. Alfred Woodard (Captain America: Civil War) also stars as Paris, Baba Voss’s spiritual leader.’

In case you’re sceptical about the premise, bear in mind the series has been written by Steven Knight, the god among men who created Peaky Blinders. Francis Lawrence, who directed I Am Legend and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, is also directing, which explains why the production was so expensive to make.

How much is Apple TV+?

For those unfamiliar with the whole Apple TV+ thing (I’d never heard of it until today), it’s a streamer service similar to Netflix and Amazon, but created by Apple (I know, as if they haven’t conquered enough of the world’s industries already). At the moment, subscription costs £4.99 a month or free for a year for anyone who purchases an Apple product like an iPhone or iPad.

When does Apple TV+ launch?

Apple TV+ launches on Friday 1 November 2019, with See premiering that day as well.

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What’s on Apple TV+?

Other projects launching on the site are equally star-studded, including The Morning Show, which stars Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carrell and Reese Witherspoon; For All Mankind, which will focus on a re-imagined and fictionalised account of the space race in the 1960s; and Dickinson, which stars Hailee Steinfeld as a young Emily Dickinson as she grows into the famous writer still celebrated today. More projects are yet to be announced, but it has been confirmed that M. Night Shyamalan and Oprah Winfrey.

We all know when Apple is involved it’s either going to be a fantastic addition to our entertainment lives or will hook us onto an unshakeable, antisocial addiction to our devices, but The Momoa is in it so it’s probably (definitely, come on) worth a watch.

After all, without the glorious Momoa, the Fathers for Justice – I mean Justice League would probably have turned us all into the devolved creatures that feature in the new show, except we would have been blinded by choice so as not to have to watch it again.

Images via AppleTV+

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