The preview episodes of See, Apple’s would-be Game of Thrones fantasy series with Jason Momoa, didn’t exactly take reviewers by storm. Hailed by the Hollywood Reporter as “rarely better than so-so” and the Telegraph as evoking “unintentional laughter,” this show sounds like it’s got a long way to go before it’ll start scooping up major awards as Apple hopes.
One thing it will be getting, however, is a second season — as star Alfre Woodard confirmed to the U.K.’s Radio Times.
“We’re definitely going to have two,” Woodward said. “Trust me, we’ve spent the money, we’re definitely going back for season two.” Momoa was described as being “slightly more coy” about the possibility of a season two. “It’s not official,” he said. “Well, you didn’t hear it from me…”
See is a very pricey (around $15 million per episode) post-apocalyptic fantasy show set in a future where a virus has rendered humanity blind. It’s one of Apple’s most ambitious Apple TV+ shows, although its initial reviews have not exactly been kind. In addition to the ones mentioned above, TV Guide had this to say:
“Nothing in the show works. The characters lack depth. The action scenes are cheesy and use CGI blood instead of squibs, which makes the show’s half-hearted attempts at brutality land even more lightly. The costumes look great — lots of fur — but then you remember that the characters are all supposed to be blind and would have no use for all the decorative flourishes … [F]or the most part, See proves that all the money in the world can’t save a dud script.”
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Personally, I’m kind of excited about this one. It looks campy and goofy in the way that so-bad-they’re-good movies like Battlefield Earth are. At the very least, it’s a SyFy movie premise with a, well, Apple TV+ budget.
The fact that it will get a second season isn’t too much of a shocker. Apple has already committed to renewing several of its shows. It agreed to at least two seasons of The Morning Show from the start. Actor Joel Kinnaman also revealed that there will be a second season of For All Mankind.
Being made by Apple means that See will at least get the chance to see if it develops into a fan favorite show. There won’t be cancellations after just one or two episodes have aired. As movies like Netflix’s Bright have shown, just because something gets slated critically doesn’t mean it won’t be a hit.
Apple TV+ will debut this Friday, priced $4.99 per month. If See is like The Morning Show, Apple could debut the first three episodes on Friday. New episodes will then debut every week after that.