Maude Apatow, William Hurt, Corey Stoll Among Four Cast in AMC Animated Drama ‘Pantheon’ as Series Creator Inks Overall Deal
VARIETY – Maude Apatow, William Hurt, Corey Stoll, and Lara Pulver have all joined the cast of the upcoming AMC animated drama “Pantheon,” the network announced Thursday as part of the Television Critics Association winter press tour.
“Pantheon” is based on a collection of short stories from the Hugo Award-winning sci-fi, fantasy and “silkpunk” Chinese-American author Ken Liu, known best for penning the epic “Dandelion Dynasty” quartet. The series centers on the topic of “Uploaded Intelligence,” or human consciousness uploaded to “the Cloud.” “Pantheon” follows protagonist Maddie (Katie Chang), a bullied teen who receives help from a mysterious stranger online. He (Daniel Dae Kim) is soon revealed as Maddie’s recently deceased father, David, whose consciousness has been digitally immortalized following an experimental destructive brain scan. David is the first of new kind of ‘UI” being, but he won’t be the last as a global conspiracy unfolds that threatens to trigger a new kind of world war. Produced by AMC Studios, AMC has placed an initial order for two seasons of “Pantheon” consisting of eight one-hour episodes each.
Apatow will voice Maddie’s new friend, Justine; Hurt will voice Stephen Holstrom, a genius billionaire; Stoll and Pulver will voice various roles throughout the adult cartoon series.
“AMCN’s commitment to deliver bold, brave, and entertaining stories to a wide audience is evident in their support for Pantheon, which breaks new ground as one of television’s first adult-animated hourlong dramas. I am excited to see what other new worlds we will create together,” Silverstein added.
Apatow is represented by Mosaic and UTA.