Jason Momoa, known for his roles in Justice League and Game of Thrones, has been cast in Apple’s new original drama series See.
Momoa will play Baba Voss, a “fearless warrior, leader and guardian” in the futuristic new series. See is written by Steven Knight, known for his work on Dirty Pretty Things and Peaky Blinders, and directed by Francis Lawrence, who previously directed Red Sparrow, and the last three Hunger Games films.
Apple has been aggressively acquiring content for its upcoming streaming service, including a series based on Isaac Asimov’s Foundation trilogy of sci-fi novels, a psychological thriller series from M. Night Shyamalan, and a drama series form La La Land director Damien Chazelle.
It isn’t surprising that companies are vying for content like this, considering that Netflix is now reportedly bigger than Warner Bros., Fox and Sony after their market cap soared to $146 billion.
Aquaman, starring Momoa, is set to premiere on December 21. Its director James Wan describes the plot as a “Shakespearian story,” with Aquaman facing off against his brother Ocean Master for the city of Atlantis.
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