See creator: “Apple let the creative get on with it”
October 28, 2019
Nik Roseveare @ MCM Comic Con
Attendess to the MCM London Comic Con got an exclusive look at Apple’s upcoming drama series, See, this weekend.
Following the screening, stars Jason Momoa, Alfre Woodard and Archie Madekwe, alongside creator, writer and executive producer Steven Knight, and director and executive producer Francis Lawrence, took to The Main Stage to discuss the big budget sci-fi series.
See takes place in the distant future, after a deadly virus has decimated humankind. Those who survived have emerged blind. Momoa plays Baba Voss the father of twins born centuries later with the mythic ability to see.
Speaking on the creation of the show, Knight commented: “Ideas come to me from a mysterious place, I think it’s the same place that dreams come from. The idea for this happened to come to me when I was in LA, and 2 days after I had the idea I thought about it and wrote it out – about the family and the journey […] so I wrote the first hours and took it around town. It fell to Apple, and the great thing that they did, and hopefully they continue to do, is they leave the creative people alone […] which gives you space and gives you room to do stuff.”
Momoa, commenting on his excitement for the project, said: “I’ve never had a script come to me that was this great […] I literally read 3 pages and called my agent and said “book this” […] and then Apple, to be able to launch on that platform, it was surreal.”
“The thing I was little worried about”, Momoa continued, “was the’oh you’ve played this and you’ve been the barbarian and these kind of roles’ […] and the more I read it, it’s not about that, it’s about a man trying to keep his family together, and I met Steven and he told me his whole idea about it and I just went ‘wow’.”
“In truth, there is only one person on earth who could play Baba Voss – and that’s true,” gushed Knight.
Apple TV+ launches on November 1st in over 100 countries and See is one of a number of original shows that will be on the platform from day one. The first 3 episodes will be available at launch, with new episodes added weekly beyond that.