While Jason Momoa is known for taking a dip as Aquaman in the DC Extended Universe, most will always remember him as Khal Drogo in HBO’s Game of Thrones. The long-haired lothario made a name for himself as the hunky hubby of Daenerys Targaryen.
Now, the 40-year-old has landed a part in Steven Knight’s new series. For those who don’t know, Knight is the brilliant mind behind Peaky Blinders. The Cillian Murphy-led crime drama is one of the BBC’s most popular shows, but Knight is trying something very different with See.
The first trailer for See features Momoa looking suspiciously like Khal Drogo. His long hair is tied back as he’s sporting a Dothraki-esque beard. On September 10, Apple unveiled a whole host of new shows during its Apple TV launch.
See is a dystopian thriller that follows the remnants of Earth after a deadly virus has wiped out most of humanity. Those who survived the onslaught have lived for centuries without the ability to see. Momoa takes the lead as Baba Voss — a doting father who has two twins born with sight.
Voss has to protect his kids as the tyrannical Queen Kane (Blade Runner 2049‘s Sylvia Hoeks) demands their heads. Elsewhere, 12 Years A Slave favourite Alfre Woodard also stars.
While Knight has written the series, Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay director Francis Lawrence is taking the reins of See.
In a world where Netflix can’t get enough of sensory horrors like Bird Box and The Silence while A Quiet Place rules it over the box office, See could be one to watch. Also, there’s the added coup that many of the cast are blind themselves or are low-sight.
HBO still has a lot of the big shows as it adds the likes of Watchmen to a roster that includes Big Little Lies and Westworld. Amazon is also committed to its original programming and recently blew us all away with The Boys. However, a name as big as Momoa is sure to pull a fair few people in to ‘see’ what See is about.
Apple TV Plus launches on November 1 for just $4.99 a month. It will arrive in over 100 countries, and anyone who buys a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, or iPod touch from September 10 will get a year of Apple TV Plus for free.
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