Man, I don’t even know how to explain “H+”, the Internet-only web series that “X-Men” guy Bryan Singer and Warner Bros. have cooked up. It looks insane. Like a post-apocalyptic movie with a huge budget. But it’s supposedly only going to show on the web, which doesn’t make sense, unless they’re doing this as a precursor to a movie franchise.
Here’s what it’s all about:
H+: The Digital Series takes viewers on a journey into an apocalyptic future where technology has begun to spiral out of control…. a future where 33% of the world’s population has retired its cell phones and laptops in favor of a stunning new device – an implanted computer system called H+. This tiny tool allows the user’s own mind and nervous system to be connected to the Internet 24 hours a day.
But something else is coming… something dark and vicious… and within seconds, billions of people will be dead… opening the door to radical changes in the political and social landscape of the planet — prompting survivors to make sense of what went wrong.
Despite Singer’s name being all over this (which makes sense, he’s the most famous of the creators), the series is actually the creation of John Cabrera and Cosimo De Tommaso, and is directed by Stewart Hendler. But I guess slapping Singer’s name to the very top gets its eyeballs. Makes sense, I guess.
The series will premiere online on August 8, 2012, with a new episode every Wednesday after that.