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.
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Exciting news! Euphoria has been renewed for season two at HBO.
VARIETY – HBO has renewed “Euphoria” for a second season.
The series debuted on June 16 and follows 17-year-old Rue Bennett (Zendaya), a drug addict fresh from rehab, who’s struggling to make sense of her future. Her life changes dramatically when she meets Jules Vaughn (Hunter Schafer), a girl who recently moved to town following her parents’ divorce, and like Rue is searching for where she belongs
In addition to Zendaya and Schafer, the series also stars Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Storm Reid, Algee Smith, and Sydney Sweeney.
It was created and written by Sam Levinson, who also serves as executive producer. Ravi Nandan, Kevin Turen, Drake, Future the Prince, Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein, Ron Leshem, Daphna Levin, Tmira Yardeni, Mirit Toovi, Yoram Mokady, Gary Lennon, and Jim Kleverweis also executive produce. Scott Turner Schofield serves as the show’s transgender consultant. Jeremy O. Harris is also a consultant on the series. “Euphoria” is produced in partnership with A24 and based on the Israeli series of the same name, which was created by Ron Leshem and Daphna Levin, from HOT.
“’Euphoria’ creator Sam Levinson has built an incredible world with an extraordinary cast led by the supremely talented Zendaya,” said Francesca Orsi, executive vice president of HBO Programming. “We are so grateful that he chose HBO as the home for this groundbreaking series. We look forward to following these complex characters as their journeys continue through the challenging world they inhabit.”
According to HBO, the series is the youngest skewing drama series on the network’s digital platforms. In addition, the series premiere has already delivered over 5.5 million viewers across HBO’s platforms.