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Creative content leader AMC has given the go-ahead to Pantheon, an-hour long animated drama based on a series of short stories by Ken Liu about Uploaded Intelligence, or, human consciousness uploaded to the cloud.

amc 1 aug 2019In its first season, Pantheon focuses on Maddie, a bullied teen who receives mysterious help from someone online. The stranger is soon revealed to be her recently deceased father, David, whose consciousness has been uploaded to the Cloud following an experimental destructive brain scan. David is the first of a new kind of being: an Uploaded Intelligence or UI, but he will not be the last, as a global conspiracy unfolds that threatens to trigger a new kind of world war.

Craig Silverstein (Turn, Nikita, Terra Nova) will serve as the series writer/creator and showrunner, Ken Liu will serve as a consulting producer and the independent Emmy-award winning animation production company, Titmouse is also attached. Produced by AMC Studios, AMC has placed an initial order for two seasons of the speculative fiction series, consisting of eight one-hour episodes each.

“Pantheon is an entertaining and provocative series about personal relationships and what happens to them when the boundary of life is removed from the human condition,” commented Sarah Barnett, president of AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios.

“We’re looking to push other boundaries here too, in making an animated drama that aims to be every bit as moving, immersive and visceral as any premium, live-action scripted series. We are fortunate to have incredible source material from Ken Liu, one of the most celebrated science fiction writers at work today, and we are delighted to once again be working with Craig Silverstein. Both of these writers know how to weave the intimate and the epic into a powerful tale.”