The future of entertainment is changing rapidly, and that future will unfold more and more online. As we speak, new episodes Arrested Development, a show that Fox canceled in 2006, are being filmed to premiere on Netflix. The rental giant also has shows in the works from David Fincher, Eli Roth, and Weeds creator Jenji Kohan. Today another Hollywood heavy-hitter is staking out a claim on the digital landscape. The Bryan Singer-produced new web series, H+, premieres today exclusively on YouTube.
Set in a world where many of the Earth’s population have installed implants that let them surf the internet with a thought, H+ examines what happens when a virus is uploaded to the system, instantaneously killing a third of the world’s population. The cast includes Whedonverse alum Alexis Denisof (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel), Hannah Simone (New Girl), David Clayton Rogers (Jane by Design), Hannah Herzsprung (Life Actually), and Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls). The show was written and created by John Cabrera (Gilmore Girls) and newcomer Cosimo De Tommaso, with Stewart Handler (HALO 4: Forward Unto Dawn) handling the directing.
Singer had this to say in a press release about the project:
This multifaceted, sci-fi series is perfect for the Internet as it tells the story from different characters’ perspectives — jumping from time, place and viewpoint as the narrative comes together,” said Bryan Singer, Producer. “These short, addictive episodes each end with a cliffhanger. As more episodes debut, the audience has the unique ability to rearrange them sequentially or by characters’ storylines or locations, so that they can retell our story in their own preference.
The first two episodes are now available on the show’s YouTube channel, and you can watch them via the embeds below. H+ will then be releasing two episodes per week, every Wednesday, until the show’s full run of 48 episodes is out. That should fall in January 2013, so if you’re hooked you have plenty of content to look forward to. You can find out more about H+ on the show’s Facebook page.
And now, we give you H+…