Alien invasions shows and movies aren’t exactly a rarity these days, but that hasn’t stopped Apple TV+ from offering a new take on the concept. “Invasion,” set to hit the streaming service this fall, hopes to find novelty in tracing the alien threat to human existence from a variety of perspectives that cuts across culture, class, and gender.
Sounds like a sweeping and majestic take on a semi-tired trope? Sure does, but from the looks of the trailer, AppleTV+ may be onto something. Here’s the official synopsis:
Earth is visited by an alien species that threatens humanity’s existence. Events unfold in real-time through the eyes of five ordinary people across the globe as they struggle to make sense of the chaos unraveling around them.
The show stars Shamier Anderson (“Stowaway“), Golshifteh Farahani (“Extraction“), Sam Neill (“Thor: Love & Thunder“), Firas Nassar (“Farda“), and Shioli Kutsuna (“Deadpool 2“).
“Invasion” is the brainchild of producers Simon Kinberg, best known for his work on the “X-Men” film franchise and TV shows, and David Weil, best known for Amazon Prime originals “Hunters” and “Solos.” Episodes Jakob Verbruggen (“The Twilight Zone“) and Amanda Marsalis (“The Umbrella Academy“) share directing duties on the show.
True to its globetrotting, multicultural premise, “Invasion” shot around the world over the last year, including New York, Morocco, Japan, and various sites in the U.K.
Will the perspectival shifts of “Invasion” be enough to spice up the show and separate it from the likes of similar media? Find out on October 22, when the show’s first three episodes premiere exclusively on Apple TV+, followed by new episodes weekly every Friday. Check out the new trailer below.