The climate change series will feature some of the biggest stars
Apple TV+ has brought together a group of stellar Hollywood artists to star in its new scripted series Extrapolations. The show will be written, directed, and produced by Scott Z. Burns, and will be about tackling climate change. It will star Meryl Streep, Matthew Rhys, Kit Harington, Sienna Miller, Gemma Chan, Tahar Rahim, Daveed Diggs, David Schwimmer, and Adarsh Gourav.
The show is still in production, and will tell eight interconnected stories about how the Earth’s changing climate can affect “love, faith, work, and family on a personal and human scale”.
Every star will play a variety of roles in these sets of “intimate and unanticipated” stories. Miller will star as Rebecca Shearer, a marine biologist; Rahim as Ezra Haddad, a man suffering from memory loss; Harington as Nicholas Bilton, an industrial CEO; Diggs as Marshall Zucker, a South Florida Rabbi, Rhys as Junior, a real estate developer; Gourav as Gaurav, a driver for hire, Schwimmer as Harris Golblatt, a father to a teenage daughter, and Chan as Natasha Alper, a banker and single mother. Streep’s role is still undisclosed.
In a statement, Burns said that the only thing we know for sure is that we will all face the future together. And we will face it with all our hopes, fears, appetities, creativity, our capacity for love, and our reasons to cause pain. He added that these are the same tools that storytellers have used since the beginning of time.
Burns will produce the series with Michael Ellenberg, Greg Jacobs, Dorothy Fortenberry, and Lindsey Springer for Ellenberg’s Media Res. Extrapolations will be Media Res’s second partnership with Apple TV+ after the award-winning The Morning Show.
We are yet to receive a release window for the series.