Photos and video: Tulsa native Alfre Woodard and Jason Momoa to star in Apple TV+ show 'See'
Tulsa native and Oscar nominee Alfre Woodard and "Aquaman" star Jason Momoa appeared Monday at the big reveal of new Apple TV+ shows to chat about their upcoming dystopian fantasy saga "See."
According to EW.com, Momoa stars as Baba Voss, a character described as a warrior, leader, and guardian in the sci-fi drama series written by Steven Knight ("Peaky Blinders") and directed by Francis Lawrence ("Red Sparrow," "The Hunger Games"). Woodard plays the character of Paris, a priestess and adviser to Baba Voss.
Clips of them dressed in furs and other primitive garb are included in the fall 2019 preview for Apple TV+, which is a new streaming service with original stories billed as coming "from the most creative minds in TV and film":
According to EW, Woodard said during the presentation that "See" takes place centuries after a virus wiped out most of Earth’s inhabitants and left the only survivors blind. As new generations are born blind, they construct a new world on Earth that is “designed and built to be experienced without sight.”
“In this world, we have our evil queens, brave heroes, and thrilling adventure, but beyond the adventure, 'See' will ask questions you may have already started asking yourselves…how much of my experience of the world is visual? Without sight, will it change who I am?” Woodard said.
Momoa said, “Try to think about the world this way: heard, touched, smelled, sensed. Imagine every human experience available to you — love, joy, discovery, despair, and home — imagine it was all experienced this way … without seeing.”
It's already been a big year for Woodard: As previously reported, writer-director Chinonye Chukwu’s "Clemency," which stars Woodard as a warden at a maximum security prison struggling with an upcoming execution, earned the Grand Jury Prize in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, in January. According to Variety, Neon, which handled distribution for the Oscar-winning film "I, Tonya," has acquired the U.S. rights for "Clemency."