Apple TV+’s new sci-fi/fantasy series See imagines a future in which the the vast majority of the human race has been wiped out by a deadly virus. Those who survived the epidemic have become blind. The series begins many years after the virus has died out, and blindness has become a uniform, hereditary trait.
See centers around Baba Voss (Jason Momoa) and Paris (Alfre Woodard), the leaders of the Alkenny tribe. In the show’s first episode, Baba Voss’s partner, Maghra (Hera Hilmar), gives birth to twins who are able to see.
Elsewhere, Queen Kane (Sylvia Hoeks), the ruler of a rival tribe, has outlawed vision in her kingdom. To ensure the twins’ safety, Baba Voss, Maghra, and Paris choose not to reveal the children’s sight to the rest of the Alkenny tribe. However, having caught word of the twins’ unique abilities from a traitor living within the Alkenny tribe, Queen Kane sends her army to find the twins and punish anyone who has helped keep their vision a secret.
In my review of the first two episodes of the series, I wrote that See‘s creators successfully followed through with its outlandish premise by building an imaginative world in which its blind characters believably exist.
In an exclusive clip from the streaming service, which launched on November 1, director Francis Lawrence, blindness consultant Joe Strechay, and others key in creating See‘s “tactile and scent-oriented” world explain the immense research and rehearsal that went into making the series and the behavior of its characters seem as real as possible.
Strechay, who is blind, comments on teaching the actors how blind individuals “move through the world,” eloquently detailing one of the show’s guiding principles: “Anytime you take away a sense and focus on your other senses, you’ll pick up information in a different way.”
The first three episodes of See are now streaming on Apple TV+, and the fourth episode premieres on November 8. New episodes will become available on a weekly basis.