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Set in the imminent future, Extrapolations tells eight stories of survival, resistance, love and family

In a world of resource scarcity and increasingly unstable weather conditions, people must try to remember what makes them human as civilization is falling apart. Zooming in to the intimate details of individual life, each story brings an emotional dimension to the global crisis. Between faith, technology and science there is hope even in the bleakest of times but one thing everyone agrees on is that the only way forward is together.

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Visionary director, Scott Z. Burns takes an ensemble cast into the heart of the climate crisis

Extrapolations is an upcoming apocalyptic anthology drama television show. It is produced by Media Res for Apple TV+. Lindsey Springer, Gregory Jacobs, Dorothy Fortenberry and Michael Ellenberg are the executive producers for the show. Series creator and showrunner, Scott Z. Burns is a renowned screenwriter and filmmaker. He wrote and directed The Report as well as having handled the screenplay for Contagion, The Bourne Ultimatum and The Informant!

Hollywood icons, Meryl Streep, Edward Norton and Forest Whitaker are standout names in the cast, with Tobey Maguire, Marion Cotillard and Diane Lane also featuring. Tahar Rahim, Matthew Rhys, Daveed Diggs and Gemma Chan also star. The wider cast sees roles for David Schwimmer, Yara Shahidi, Sienna Miller, Keri Russell, Indira Varma and Adarsh Gourav. Extrapolations was released on March 17th on Apple TV+. 

Production News

December 9, 2020

Going under the name GAIA, a new television show by writer and director Scott Z. Burns was given a series order by Apple TV+. (Source: Variety)

October 19, 2021

Meryl Street, Sienna Miller, David Schwimmer, Adarsh Gourav, Kit Harrington, and Daveed Diggs are announced as part of an ensemble cast. (Source: Deadline)

November 8, 2021

New names join the cast including: Edward Norton, Michael Gandolfini, Indira Varma, Keri Russell and Cherry Jones. (Source: Variety)

February 15, 2023

An extended trailer for the show was released depicting an intimate set of stories in a familiar but changed world. (Source: Apple TV+)

March 17, 2023

Extrapolations was released on Apple TV+ (Source: Apple TV+)


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