Metropolis is coming soon to Apple TV+. The streaming service has ordered a new sci-fi series which is based on the 1927 German expressionist film by Fritz Lang and the 1925 sci-fi novel by Thea Von Harbou. Set in a futuristic urban dystopia, the story follows the work of Freder, the wealthy son of the city master, and Maria, a champion to the workers. They strive to overcome the gulf separating the classes in their city and to bring the workers together with city master Joh Fredersen. Mr. Robot’s Sam Esmail will write and direct the new series.
Apple TV+ also revealed more details about the upcoming series:
“Apple TV+ announced a series order for Metropolis, the latest project from award-winning creator, producer and director Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot, Homecoming, Gaslit), and produced by UCP.
Metropolis is a new drama inspired by the seminal Fritz Lang science fiction work of the same name.
The series will be written and directed in its entirety by Esmail, who also serves as showrunner. It will be executive produced by Esmail via his overall deal with UCP, and Chad Hamilton. UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, serves as the studio.”
A premiere date and cast for the series will be announced at a later time.
What do you think? Are you planning to check out Metropolis on Apple TV+? Have you seen the classic film?
Doesn’t sound that interesting to me. They should’ve renewed Surrealeastate
It’ll be weird having two shows called Metropolis running at the same time.
I am so excited for this. Metropolis + Sam Esmail = the most anticipated series outside of Marvel or LOTR.