Sci-Fi podcast The Oyster lines up ensemble voice cast
Ahead of the sci-fi podcast’s debut on Friday, The Paragon Collective has revealed an ensemble roster of voice talent for the forthcoming The Oyster, which includes Logan Browning (Dear White People), Carla Gugino (The Haunting of Bly Major), Mamoudou Athie (Black Box) and Giancarlo Esposito (The Boys), according to Deadline.
Created, written and executive produced by Alexander Aldea and Adrienne Schaffler, the series is set in 2050 on an Earth that has become uninhabitable due to overwhelming carbon emissions. In an effort to save the human race, the government issued mandated microchip implants to every person’s brain in an attempt to facilitate the migration to an underground shelter, as well as a point score to determine their worth in the future society. The same score also applied to who had got admittance to the shelter and who was left to die, but after eliminating 20 percent of the population, the government realizes it’s not enough to sustain life underground and two years later, they make a drastic decision to cut emissions and usage of resources known as The Oyster, a software program that fills the user with nothing but pleasure and pure bliss, but as reality begins to fade and The Oyster is all that remains, what becomes of humanity?
In addition to Browning, Gugino, Athie and Esposito, the cast for the podcast is set to include Keith David (The Thing, Rick and Morty), Constance Zimmer (House of Cards, Entourage), Donnell Rawlings (Chappelle’s Show, Soul) and Kenny Allen (Zane & Heath Unfiltered).
Alongside Aldea and Schaffler, Browning will executive produce the series with Alex Cline from The Paragon Collective. Jordan Cobb, creator of Janus Descending and Primordial Deep), also helped pen the series with Aldea and Schaffler.
The premiere episode of The Oyster is set to release on November 13.
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