Created by Scott Z. Burns, who produced the Oscar-winning climate change documentary An Inconvenient Truth, as well as writing the screenplay for Contagion, Extrapolations is set in the near future, where climate change has taken enough of a hold to have chaotic effects embedded into everyday lives across the globe. Eight different stories are told across eight episodes, and while they all vary in location and characters, the theme of climate change and fighting for the future of the planet is universal.



Extrapolations feature a cast that would be hard to put together even in a Hollywood blockbuster, featuring not only Streep and Miller, but also Kit Harington, Gemma Chan, David Schwimmer, Tobey Maguire, Forest Whitaker, Marion Cotillard, Edward Norton, Eliza González, Keri Rusell, Diane Lane, Heather Graham. Other notable names include Murray Bartlett, Daveed Diggs, Tahar Rahim, Cherry Jones, Hari Nef, Judd Hirsch, Yara Shahidi and Michael Gandolfini. Not much is known about the individual characters that some of the stars are playing, but the first look photos might clue us in: Sienna Miller’s character seems to be heavily pregnant and navigating a sickly orange forest, Kit Harington’s is apparently planting something, and Meryl Streep looks concerned and weary.





Extrapolations drops 17th March

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