One of Apple TV+’s most intriguing offerings this year has been the retro sci-fi series, “Hello Tomorrow!,” which launched Feb. 17, 2023. It delivers a slightly more sinister look at an alternative post-war America in the 1950s, where technology advanced at a far more rapid rate and unethical peddlers sell scam lunar timeshares.
Check out our exclusive clip from the upcoming penultimate Season One episode titled “Certain Forces Once Unleashed,” directed by Stacie Passon and airing Friday, March 31, 2023.
Created by Amit Bhalla and Lucas Jansen, Apple TV+’s 10-episode drama is a shiny look at a superficial world where space-age inventions like flying cars, jet packs, lunar excursions, self-popping popcorn, video phones, automatic dog walkers and service industry robots make daily life into something straight out of Golden Age science fiction magazines, Saturday matinee serials and comic books.
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Starring the Emmy Award-winning Billy Crudup as Jack, a charismatic middle-aged salesman commanding a grifter team selling phony residences on the moon at a make-believe lunar colony optimistically named Brightside, “Hello Tomorrow!” explores universal humanistic themes of hope and salvation alongside an interesting examination of the darker side of the capitalist American dream.
Joining the cast of this “Madmen” meets “The Jetsons”-like show are Eddie (Hank Azaria), Herb (Dewshane Williams), and Shirley (Haneefah Wood) as acolytes of Jack’s shady real estate enterprise who carry a host of personal secrets and longings of their own. Also co-starring are Alison Pill, Nicholas Podany, Jacki Weaver, Dagmara Domińczyk, Michael Paul Chan, and Matthew Maher.
For a deeper dive into “Hello Tomorrow!” check out our exclusive interview with production designer Maya Sigel, who created the wonderful flashback appeal of this streamlined retro-futuristic reimagining of the 1950s.
Episodes of “Hello Tomorrow!” stream Fridays exclusively on Apple TV+, with the season finale debuting April 7, 2023.
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