Kids relate through sci-fi in Apple TV+ Circuit Breakers trailer


Kids' sci-fi series
Kids' sci-fi series "Circuit Breakers" premieres on Apple TV+ November 11.
Photo: Apple TV+

If you were a kid, wouldn’t you like to use a remote control to just “turn off” your parents for a while? But what if you couldn’t figure out how to turn them back on?

That’s one of many scenarios that flash past in the trailer for Circuit Breakers Apple TV+ released Monday. It’s a science-fiction series about middle-schoolers set in the near future. It premieres November 11.

Apple TV+ trailer for Circuit Breakers tells sci-fi stories about kids growing up

Apple TV+ said Monday that Circuit Breakers is a half-hour “anthology series” That means it could have a new story with new characters in each weekly episode.

One constant in the series? A sci-fi backdrop for universally relatable stories about growing up, the streaming service said. And another constant is the setting, a town called Newton, 10 years in the future.

Apparently it’s a time and place where a short kid can sign up to be a medical test subject in a sinister-seeming experiment that will supposedly make him taller.

Here’s how Apple TV+ described the series and a bunch of the actors in it:

Each installment of Circuit Breakers features a sci-fi twist on kid-relatable stories, with the intent of kids and families asking themselves how they would act in each unique situation. The gripping trailer highlights the seven distinct stories with cast including Callan Farris (Grimcutty), Nathaniel Buescher (APB), Veda Cienfuegos (Undone), Cole Keriazakos (Southside), Maz Jobrani (Immigrant), Cale Ferrin (Endlings), Quincy Kirkwood (Y: The Last Man), Arielle Halili (Less Than Kosher), Gavin MacIver-Wright (Odd Squad: Mobile Unit), Khiyla Aynne (13: The Musical), Maya McNair (Clarice) and more.

Watch the trailer:

Created by Melody Fox

Writer-producer Melody Fox created the series. Executive producer Matt Hastings directs three episodes, including the pilot. Executive producers include Hastings; Andrew Orenstein; Todd Burger; Sarah Haasz, David Michel and Cécile Lauritano from Cottonwood Media; and Anthony Leo and Andrew Rosen from Aircraft Pictures. Fox and Gillian Horvath serve as co-executive producers.

The award-winning Apple TV+ slate of original series and films for kids and families includes El Deafo, Bonnie Hunt’s Amber Brown, Best Foot Forward and much more.

Apple TV+ is available by subscription for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. You can also get it via any tier of the Apple One subscription bundle. So far, Apple Original films, documentaries, and series have been honored with 280 wins and 1,184 award nominations.


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