AMC+ has released the official Pantheon trailer for its forthcoming animated sci-fi drama featuring the voices of Daniel Dae Kim, Katie Chang, and more. The series will be available for streaming on September 1 with the first two episodes.
The Pantheon trailer highlights a technological breakthrough involving uploading a person’s consciousness into an online system, which potentially opens up a possibility for humans to achieve eternal life. It features a teenage girl who discovers that her late father is apparently alive in the digital world.
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Pantheon is based on Ken Liu’s collection of short stories about Upload Intelligence. It is created and written by Craig Silverstein, who will also serve as the showrunner. It features the voices of Daniel Dae Kim (Lost), Katie Chang (The Bling Ring), Rosemarie DeWitt (Little Fires Everywhere), Paul Dano (The Batman), Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight), Taylor Schilling (Orange Is The New Black), Ron Livingston (Loudermilk), Raza Jaffrey (Homeland) Scoot McNairy (Narcos: Mexico), Anika Noni Rose (The Princess and the Frog), Maude Apatow (Euphoria) and more.
“The series focuses on Maddie (Chang), a bullied teen who receives mysterious help from someone online,” reads the synopsis. “The stranger is soon revealed to be her recently deceased father, David (Kim), whose consciousness has been uploaded to the Cloud following an experimental destructive brain scan. David is the first of a new kind of being: an “Uploaded Intelligence” or “UI,” but he will not be the last, as a global conspiracy unfolds that threatens to trigger a new kind of world war.”
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Pantheon hails from Titmouse animation, who’s the studio behind Big Mouth and Bless the Harts shows. It is executive produced by Silverstein, with Liu acting as the consulting producer.