AceShowbiz - After exploring the sandy dunes of Westeros and the depths of Atlantis, Jason Momoa will be heading to a new futuristic world. The "Game of Thrones" actor has been tapped to lead the cast of Apple's original series "See".
Momoa will play Baba Voss, a fearless warrior, leader and guardian, on the ten-episode series, which is described as an "epic, world-building drama set in the future." According to Deadline, the new series will take place "when the human race has lost the sense of sight, and society has had to find new ways to interact, to build, to hunt, to survive. All of that is challenged when a set of twins with sight is born."
Francis Lawrence ("The Hunger Games: Catching Fire", "Red Sparrow") will direct the series with Steven Knight ("Dirty Pretty Things", "Peaky Blinders") penning the script. The two will also executive produce alongside Chernin Entertainment's Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and Kristen Campo.
"See" is the latest piece that has been picked up by Apple as the tech giant seeks to compete with Netflix, Hulu and other streaming services. In addition to the futuristic series, Apple has greenlit a new series starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. The show will have two seasons with the two stars producing alongside the Media Res company. Jay Carson ("House of Cards") will serve as the showrunner.
Apple is also developing a series which is based on Isaac Asimov's "Foundation" trilogy, with "The Dark Knight" screenwriter David S. Goyer serving as the showrunner and executive producer. Furthermore, the company has given a straight-to-series order for M. Night Shyamalan's new psychological thriller as well as a space drama from "Battlestar Galactica" creator Ronald D. Moore. "La La Land" director Damien Chazelle is also developing an original series for Apple.
It's still unknown when these series will premiere and how Apple will distribute them.