Betty Gilpin stars in the April 20th Peacock show, but you won’t find her in the teaser trailer.
If there’s one thing Damon Lindelof is known for, it’s making really great shows that can be really, really weird. Based on the latest trailer released on Wednesday, his new Pava show, “Mrs. Davis” looks like it could be the “Leftovers” and “Watchmen” creator’s weirdest project yet.
Lindelof and “The Big Bang Theory” and “Young Sheldon” writer Tara Hernandez co-created “Mrs. Davis” stars “Glow” alumna Betty Gilpin, not the title character, but Simone, a nun who is dead set on defeating the title character, who happens to be a powerful artificial intelligence program that is slowly taking over the entire world. Jake McDorman co-stars with Gilpin as Simone’s ex-boyfriend, rodeo cowboy Wiley, but neither actor appears in the 30-second trailer, which Peacock says contains no actual footage from the show.
Instead, the ominous teaser shows various people from around the world introducing new targets to Mrs. Davis, presenting her with headphones while repeating the phrase “He wants to talk to you.” The teaser ends with the breaking of the fourth wall and an agent presenting the headset directly to the camera and the audience. In addition to the teaser, Peacock also launched a special page on their website, which allows users to chat with their show’s titular AI.
Along with Gilpin and McDorman, “Mrs. Davis” also stars Andy McQueen, Ben Chaplin, Margo Martindale, David Arquette, Elizabeth Marvel, Katja Herbers, Chris Diamantopoulo, Ashley Romans, Tom Wlaschiha and Mathilde Ollivier. Hernandez will executive produce the series and co-write with Lindelof, with the two creators executive producing with directors Owen Harris (“Black Mirror: San Junipero”) and Alethea Jones (“Wicked”). Warner Bros. Television is producing the series for Peacock.
Season 1 of “Mrs. Davis” consists of eight one-hour episodes. The series will debut on the television offer of the SXSW festival, its world premiere is scheduled for March 14. The first four episodes of the season will start on April 20 on the Peacock, followed by more episodes on Thursdays and the finale in May. 18.
Check out “Mrs. Davis” below – wants to talk to you.
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