AMC Plus’ first traditionally animated series, Pantheon, considers what might happen if the human mind could be uploaded into the cloud.
The speculative drama starts with the story of a bullied teenage girl, Maddie (Katie Chang), who receives help from someone online. Before long, she learns that the help is the consciousness of her recently deceased father, David (Daniel Dae Kim). His mind has been uploaded to the cloud following an experimental, and ultimately destructive, brain scan. David’s consciousness was the first to be uploaded but more and more are following, and the global conspiracy surrounding this new technology threatens to trigger a new kind of world war.
Pantheon, which is based on a collection of short stories by award-winning author Ken Liu, also features the voice talents of Paul Dano, Rosemarie DeWitt, Aaron Eckhart, Taylor Schilling, Ron Livingston, Chris Diamantopoulos, Raza Jaffrey and the late William Hurt. Other voice actors for the series include Scoot McNairy, Anika Noni Rose, Maude Apatow, Corey Stoll, Michael Kelly, Grey Griffin, SungWon Cho, Kevin Durand, Samuel Roukin, Krystina Alabado, Lara Pulver, Madhur Jeffrey, Heather Lind, Nyima Funk, Tunde Adebimpe, Quinn Hawking, Clyde Kusatsu, Ken Leung, Jacob Sartorius, Vincent Ventresca, Julian Lerner, Magnus McLain, Ajay Mehta, Annabella Sciorra and Suraj Sharma.
Craig Silverstein (Turn: Washington’s Spies, Nikita) is writer, creator, showrunner and executive producer. Animation is by Titmouse (Big Mouth, Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head, Star Trek: Lower Decks). Executive producers for Titmouse are Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski, Antonio Canobbio, Ben Kalina and Juno Lee, who also directs. Pantheon is an AMC Studios production.
The series’ first two episodes premiere Thursday, September 1 on AMC Plus and will also be featured on AMC’s anime streaming service, HiDive. After the premiere, one episode will debut each week.