The Syfy series Incorporated airs on November 30th.
If you’ve been looking forward to the upcoming Syfy series Incorporated, but you just can’t wait another couple of weeks to see the first episode for the series, then today is your lucky day. Syfy has put the full first episode, titled ‘Vertical Mobility,’ up for your viewing pleasure.
I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet, but I’ve been pretty interested in what I’ve been hearing so far, so I’m definitely going to make the time in the next day or two. If anyone has a chance to watch it, let us know that you think in the comments below:
(However, please refrain from sharing just how awesome Dennis Haysbert is in the series because I’m looking forward to finding that out on my own. On a scale of hot sauce to high-fives, I’m guessing it’s somewhere around a double thumbs up.)
Original Post 8-3-16: Dennis Haysbert Discusses Syfy Series Incorporated
Back in February, Syfy greenlit Alex and Dave Pastor’s dystopian near-future science fiction series Incorporated. The series, executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, and starring Sean Teale, Eddie Ramos, Dennis Haysbert and Julia Ormond, got a thirteen episode order for the first season. Since then, we’ve got some teasers, more recently a trailer, and now, thanks to Deadline’s coverage of TCA, we’ve got a release date (November 30th) and more information on the character Dennis Haysbert will be playing in the Syfy series Incorporated, including his thoughts on the subject matter of the show.
Synopsis for Syfy Series Incorporated
For those not familiar with the show, here’s a quick synopsis:
Set in a future where companies have seemingly unlimited power,Incorporated centers around Ben Larson, a young executive who risks everything to infiltrate the all-controlling corporate world and save the woman he loves. In the process, he will take on the entire system — with deadly consequences.
Dennis Haysbert’s Role in Incorporated
First, when discussing the split zone system of the show, a luxurious Green Zone for the super-elite and well-off and the poverty-stricken Red Zone for everyone else, Haysbert said that he felt this sort of division was something that we’re definitely headed for, and that though we’re not quite there, we’re only a “few misplaced politicians” or other crazy events away.
Later in the discussion, he dug a little deeper into how he’s personally connecting with the story. “I have children, so I’m constantly worrying about the world they are going to inherit. Intolerance of people, against other people, is growing….This had been going on for years, and what we are doing now is pulling back the veil.” He added that he believes nothing will change until we learn to be more tolerant, and “learn that we are all one, our DNA is the same, we’re all human beings.”
“I think the first time ‘white’ was used was in the 1600s,” Haysbert added. “Generally, we were described by where we came from… All of a sudden this word ‘white’ came through, and now everyone is going for their own sense of power.. to figure out who’s on top. There is always that 1% who looked down upon everyone else and kept us fighting each other. Until we figure that out and stop, this is where we’re headed.”
Regarding his character on the show, the brutal and effective Head of Security for one of the corporations, Haysbert revealed that while his character is definitely someone to be feared, “you’ll also see a lot of compassion out of this man. He is a man who is trying to protect his family.”
Trailers for Syfy Series Incorporated
I don’t know about you, but Haysbert definitely looks menacing in the trailers, and his voice is soaked in authority. The series is currently set for a Wednesday, November 30th debut. So, what do you think? Are you looking forward to Syfy series Incorporated? Do you think they’ll jettison what could be a meaningful discussion of class division in favor of flashy action and thrills?
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