Constellation trailer explodes with horror from space


Contellation on Apple TV+
The psychological space-thriller premieres on Apple TV+ February 21.
Photo: Apple TV+

After a disastrous mission, an astronaut returns to Earth to find parts of her life missing, and it appears a horrifying conspiracy may be to blame, according to the trailer Apple TV+ dropped Monday for the upcoming eight-part space-thriller series Constellation.

The streamer describes the series, which stars Noomi Rapace and Jonathan Banks, as an “action-packed space adventure,” but the trailer feels more like horror. Good thing Apple also calls it a “conspiracy-based psychological thriller.” It premieres February 21.

Psychological conspiracy thriller series Constellation debuts on Apple TV+ February 21

Here’s how Apple TV+ describes Constellation, an action-packed psychological thriller debuting February 21 with three episodes (with one to follow each Wednesday through March 27):

Constellation stars Rapace as Jo — an astronaut who returns to Earth after a disaster in space — only to discover that key pieces of her life seem to be missing. The action-packed space adventure is an exploration of the dark edges of human psychology, and one woman’s desperate quest to expose the truth about the hidden history of space travel and recover all that she has lost.

You can watch the spooky trailer for yourself below. The new series looks like a nice addition to the streamer’s roster of space- and sci-fi series. It joins  For All Mankind, Silo, Invasion and Foundation and doesn’t look like it will resemble any of them too closely.

Cast and crew

Jonathan Banks in series Constellation
Jonathan Banks (from Better Call Saul) also stars in Constellation.
Photo: Apple TV+

Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, You Won’t Be Alone) and Emmy Award nominee Banks (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul) star in Constellation. They appear alongside James D’Arcy (Agent Carter, Oppenheimer), Julian Looman (Emily in Paris, The Mallorca Files), William Catlett (A Thousand and One, The Devil You Know), Barbara Sukowa (Voyager, Hannah Arendt) and two young twin girls, Rosie and Davina Coleman, playing one character, the astronaut’s daughter, Alice. (Does that sound like a creepy horror thing? Yes, it does.)

Peter Harness (Wallander, The War of the Worlds) created the series and Emmy Award winner Michelle MacLaren (Shining Girls, Breaking Bad), Oscar nominee Oliver Hirschbiegel (Downfall, The Experiment) and Oscar nominee Joseph Cedar (Footnote, Our Boys) directed it.

Produced by Turbine Studios and Haut et Court TV, the series was shot principally in Germany.

Watch the Constellation trailer

Watch Constellation on Apple TV+

The series debuts on February 21 and airs on Wednesdays. Apple TV+ is available by subscription for $9.99 with a seven-day free trial. You can also get it via any tier of the Apple One subscription bundle. For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free.

After launching in November 2019, “Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have been honored with 638 wins and 1,836 award nominations and counting,” the service said.

In addition to award-winning movies and TV shows (including breakout soccer comedy Ted Lasso), Apple TV+ offers a variety of documentaries, dramas, comedies, kids shows and more.

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Source: Apple TV+


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