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Extrapolations is a sprawling cli-fi disaster [Apple TV+ recap] ★☆☆☆☆


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The world is ablaze in Extrapolations. Quick, somebody get a fire extinguisher!
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TV+ Review Astonishingly overwritten and mega-ambitious sci-fi parable Extrapolations, which premiered today on Apple TV+, has a cast of thousands and more than a few things on its mind. None of what show creator Scott Z. Burns (who wrote Contagion and The Bourne Ultimatum) is saying in this show about the impact of climate change can be argued with. But the messages aren’t easily swallowed, either.

Rather than leave room for viewers to draw their own conclusions, Extrapolations sits you down and yells at you for 10 hours of dreary cli-fi drama. It’s certainly distinctive — but that’s not always a good thing.

Extrapolations trailer looks ahead to a grim future


'Extrapolations' trailer looks ahead to a grim future
Extrapolations will put a human face on climate change.
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Apple TV+’s star-studded limited series Extrapolations is set in a near future where the chaotic effects of climate change have become embedded into everyone’s everyday lives.

The trailer for the series gives a dark look at what the end of the century could look like.