Amazon has a new 8-episode horror-anthology series that will be released next month titled ‘Dark/Web.’ The series follows a group of young adults navigating a near future where everything’s online, and everyone’s connected, whether they like it or not. While the theme is a little more focused, this is very obviously inspired by Netflix’s ‘Black Mirror.’
The cast is pretty talented as the show stars “Sibongile Mlambo (‘Netflix’s Lost in Space‘), Nicholas Brendan (‘Buffy’), Clare Kramer (‘Buffy’), Robert Davi (‘The Goonies’), Lana McKissack (‘Transformers’), Michael Nardelli (‘Circle’), Noemi Gonzalez (‘Paranormal Activity’).”
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Amazon has released a synopsis for the series which only gives a snippet of what the show will be about:
A genius programmer’s mysterious disappearance leads to the reunion of old friends and the discovery that the strange stories she left behind may point to an impending technological crisis.
You can check out the first ‘Dark/Web’ trailer right here! I should warn you, this is very much a teaser to give you an idea of what to expect in the series but you won’t be seeing much in the way of actual footage here.
This is very much Internet-themed over technology in general, but the vibe from this trailer really makes it clear that ‘Black Mirror’ fans will likely enjoy the series. The creative team behind it also developed ‘Circle’ for Netflix which shouldn’t’ be confused with the 2017 release titled ‘The Circle’ and stars Tom Hanks, John Boyega, and Emma Watson. However, those who have seen ‘Circle’ do tend to enjoy it, and this could help get a few more eyes on the series.
What did you think of the first trailer for Amazon’s ‘Dark/Web’? Do these shorts look to be covering a theme that you’ll want to watch more of? Does this anthology series seem more like something you’d want to binge watch or check out over time? Do you feel that this will resonate well with fans of ‘Black Mirror’ or is the take too narrow on Internet themes to really have the same kind of themes? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
‘Dark/Web’ is coming to Amazon on July 19th, 2019!