Alex Garland‘s miniseries Devs follows in the footsteps of Garland’s films Ex Machina and Annihilation, in that its a weighty, mysterious, and often bleak sci-fi story with layers upon layers. And now that the series has come to an end, you might be wondering: what did it all mean? Don’t worry: there actually are answers. Garland isn’t just setting things up and walking away, leaving us to fend for ourselves. The keys to unlocking the mysteries of Devs are already in our hands.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, the cast of Steven Soderbergh‘s pandemic drama Contagion has delivered a set of PSAs about how to stop the spread of coronavirus. Plus, a video essay takes a look at the symbols and motifs of the Best Picture winner Parasite to express the film’s powerful thematic elements, and Parks & Recreation star Nick Offerman runs through everything he does in a day. Read More »
When approaching Devs, there’s one rule worth keeping in mind: Pay attention. That may seem like a no-brainer, but more often than not these days, TV viewers tend to only half-watch shows – one eye on the TV, the other on the phone for some live-tweeting. You can certainly try to watch Devs this way, but if you, do be warned: You’ll get lost in the woods, wandering around aimlessly in a futile search for familiar landmarks that never present themselves. Devs is dense – a layered, near-hypnotic saga that pulls you further and further down a virtual rabbit hole into dark wonderlands.
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As far as I’m concerned, Alex Garland is two for two as a director so far. Both Ex Machina and Annihilation are fantastic, challenging, mesmerizing movies, so I’m naturally very excited to see what he does with Devs, his tech thriller TV series which debuts in a couple of months. And I’m even more excited about the show after seeing its first full trailer, which FX released online today. Check it out below to remind you how badly you’ve needed some Nick Offerman in your life. Read More »
When The Walt Disney Company acquired 20th Century Fox, that included the cable network FX and all of the shows that come along with it. Since Disney is also the majority stakeholder in Hulu, they’re bringing them both together with a new deal that will bring FX’s existing shows, new shows, and nearly all of their old shows exclusively to Hulu.
During a fourth quarter earnings call on Thursday, Disney CEO Bob Iger laid out the company’s plan to create “FX on Hulu” starting in March. Along with the library content of old and current shows, “FX on Hulu” will also see upcoming shows moved from airing on FX to debuting only through streaming by way of this new deal between the cable channel and streaming service. Find out more about the “FX on Hulu” deal below. Read More »
Like much of its lauded creator’s filmmography, Devs is cloaked in mystery. The eight-episode sci-fi series created, written, and directed by Alex Garland is still a big question mark, and it remains much of the same even after the FX show’s New York Comic-Con panel this Saturday. But a very exciting question mark.
Garland writes and directs every episode of Devs, which bears the Ex Machina and Annihilation‘s surreal fingerprints all over it. And like his past two feature films, Garland’s TV series debut will explore puzzling questions about big concepts: in this case, determinism and the question of free will.
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FX’s new series announcements for the Television Critics Association included a new show from Ex Machina and Annihilation writer/director Alex Garland and a new miniseries based on the classic novel Shogun. Read FX CEO John Landraf’s comments, including new details on the network’s Y: The Last Man and What We in the Shadows series, below.
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Writer/director Alex Garland left a huge mark with his 2015 directorial debut Ex Machina and sliced his way through our psyches in a much different way with this year’s Annihilation. Last month, we heard he would be following that up with a new science fiction TV series for FX. Now the cable channel has officially ordered a pilot, and we know the show is called Devs. Read on to learn some plot details about Garland’s new sci-fi show.
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