Apple TV+ drama 'Invasion' gets trailer, debuts October 22

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Apple has revealed the first trailer for Apple TV+ sci-fi drama "Invasion" prior to its October 22 airing date.

'Invasion' coming to Apple TV+ in October
'Invasion' coming to Apple TV+ in October


Apple takes yet another stab at space drama through its Apple TV+ original programming. "Invasion" follows an alien invasion through different perspectives from people around the world.

The series is produced by Simon Kinberg known for "Deadpool" and "The Martian." It will debut on October 22 with three episodes and new episodes weekly after that.





The series stars Shamier Anderson, Golshifteh Farahani, Sam Neill, Firas Nassar, and Shioli Kutsuna. Executive produces include Jakob Verbruggen, Audrey Chon, Amy Kaufman, and Elisa Ellis.

The teaser shows quick shots of a disaster taking place across earth, though the alien menace themselves aren't seen on screen. "Invasion" is a part of Apple's 2021 Apple TV+ release schedule teased in a different video on Tuesday.

Apple TV+ is a subscription service that costs $4.99 per month. Customers can also get the service via any tier of Apple One.

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  • Reply 1 of 16
    Violent aliens invade, what an original story. Perhaps a bit too much projection?

    Will most likely watch because sci-fi is so rare, even rarer are good, original sci-fi productions. Just would like to see some variation on the same theme already done many times over.
    minicoffee
  • Reply 2 of 16
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 9,112member
    Yeah, well, goddamn-it, where’s Foundation? 
    williamlondonJapheyJWSC
  • Reply 3 of 16
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 9,112member
    Violent aliens invade, what an original story. Perhaps a bit too much projection?

    Will most likely watch because sci-fi is so rare, even rarer are good, original sci-fi productions. Just would like to see some variation on the same theme already done many times over.
    Yes, and the aliens are often unseen or take on human form for budgetary reasons. Good, believable CGI costs a shit-ton of money. But the basic plot is always the same, aliens arrive to destroy humankind and take the planet for themselves... but a rag-tag band of earthlings eventually defeat the aliens and save humanity. Gotta throw in some gratuitous T&A now and then to keep the audience interested
    williamlondon
  • Reply 4 of 16
    Violent aliens invade, what an original story. Perhaps a bit too much projection?

    Will most likely watch because sci-fi is so rare, even rarer are good, original sci-fi productions. Just would like to see some variation on the same theme already done many times over.
    There are PLENTY of sci-fi movies where the aliens “invade” and aren’t big scary monsters here to destroy us. Happy to provide a list. Do you want them to stop making this sub-genre completely? If so, that’s a different argument. But to imply that this is the only thing that we get in the genre, is false. As for the quality, nobody knows because it’s not out, but the creators behind it deserve some benefit as The Martian was fantastic. 
    StrangeDayswilliamlondonericthehalfbeeWgkrueger
  • Reply 5 of 16
    Another annoyingly uneducated sci-fi invasion series. Let me break it down for you.
    In our galaxy, planets started forming around 13.5 billion years ago. Earth formed around 4.5 billion years ago. Life on Earth formed 3.8 billion years ago just after Earth cooled enough to have a solid surface. There could have been life in the galaxy for 11 billion years before it formed on Earth. That means that any alien intelligence we encounter is likely to be billions of years old. Their technology is as advanced as it is possible to be. They have access to all the resources in the universe. They don't need to invade Earth but if they did, human resistance would be laughable.
    williamlondonminicoffee
  • Reply 6 of 16
    ericthehalfbeeericthehalfbee Posts: 4,256member
    Another annoyingly uneducated sci-fi invasion series. Let me break it down for you.
    In our galaxy, planets started forming around 13.5 billion years ago. Earth formed around 4.5 billion years ago. Life on Earth formed 3.8 billion years ago just after Earth cooled enough to have a solid surface. There could have been life in the galaxy for 11 billion years before it formed on Earth. That means that any alien intelligence we encounter is likely to be billions of years old. Their technology is as advanced as it is possible to be. They have access to all the resources in the universe. They don't need to invade Earth but if they did, human resistance would be laughable.

    How narrow minded to assume that other life in the universe encompasses only highly advanced civilizations you describe and ignore the possibility of thousands (or millions) ranging from those advanced civilizations all the way down to primitive cultures. Or to assume any life we encounter has to be billions of years old.
    williamlondonjas99
  • Reply 7 of 16
    Another annoyingly uneducated sci-fi invasion series. Let me break it down for you.
    In our galaxy, planets started forming around 13.5 billion years ago. Earth formed around 4.5 billion years ago. Life on Earth formed 3.8 billion years ago just after Earth cooled enough to have a solid surface. There could have been life in the galaxy for 11 billion years before it formed on Earth. That means that any alien intelligence we encounter is likely to be billions of years old. Their technology is as advanced as it is possible to be. They have access to all the resources in the universe. They don't need to invade Earth but if they did, human resistance would be laughable.

    How narrow minded to assume that other life in the universe encompasses only highly advanced civilizations you describe and ignore the possibility of thousands (or millions) ranging from those advanced civilizations all the way down to primitive cultures. Or to assume any life we encounter has to be billions of years old.
    “ We pose no threat to them, it would be like us going out of our way to destroy a few microbes on an Ant hill in Africa.”

    Ellie Arroway
    minicoffee
  • Reply 8 of 16
    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 17,540member
    Another annoyingly uneducated sci-fi invasion series. Let me break it down for you.
    In our galaxy, planets started forming around 13.5 billion years ago. Earth formed around 4.5 billion years ago. Life on Earth formed 3.8 billion years ago just after Earth cooled enough to have a solid surface. There could have been life in the galaxy for 11 billion years before it formed on Earth. That means that any alien intelligence we encounter is likely to be billions of years old. Their technology is as advanced as it is possible to be. They have access to all the resources in the universe. They don't need to invade Earth but if they did, human resistance would be laughable.
    Certainly possible if not the most likely, as you state.  However, it's also possible a civilization could be "just advanced enough" that it could seek to invade.  What if the civilization was only 500 years ahead?  Or 1,000?  Think about how our technology today would look to people in the 16th Century.  That is what it would be like for us.  Perhaps they have the ability to travel to different systems in the same galaxy.  Perhaps they do need resources for their technology and development, and we are the only sentient life forms *they* found?  Just something to think about.  


    jas99
  • Reply 9 of 16
    Another annoyingly uneducated sci-fi invasion series. Let me break it down for you.
    In our galaxy, planets started forming around 13.5 billion years ago. Earth formed around 4.5 billion years ago. Life on Earth formed 3.8 billion years ago just after Earth cooled enough to have a solid surface. There could have been life in the galaxy for 11 billion years before it formed on Earth. That means that any alien intelligence we encounter is likely to be billions of years old. Their technology is as advanced as it is possible to be. They have access to all the resources in the universe. They don't need to invade Earth but if they did, human resistance would be laughable.
    What if they elected a leader that was anti-science, and then they continued down that path, continuing to elect anti-science leaders? They could have been way, way, way ahead of us, but after centuries of backwards thinking they are now just way ahead of us.   Then we'd stand chance :)
    jas99Rayz2016FileMakerFeller
  • Reply 10 of 16
    Rayz2016Rayz2016 Posts: 6,755member
    Another annoyingly uneducated sci-fi invasion series. Let me break it down for you.
    In our galaxy, planets started forming around 13.5 billion years ago. Earth formed around 4.5 billion years ago. Life on Earth formed 3.8 billion years ago just after Earth cooled enough to have a solid surface. There could have been life in the galaxy for 11 billion years before it formed on Earth. That means that any alien intelligence we encounter is likely to be billions of years old. Their technology is as advanced as it is possible to be. They have access to all the resources in the universe. They don't need to invade Earth but if they did, human resistance would be laughable.
    What if they elected a leader that was anti-science, and then they continued down that path, continuing to elect anti-science leaders? They could have been way, way, way ahead of us, but after centuries of backwards thinking they are now just way ahead of us.   Then we'd stand chance :)
    Indeed, they could have even bigger problems if that succession of anti-science leaders were all caught paying hush money to porn stars. 
    gadgetfreak-appleFileMakerFellerwilliamlondonJWSC
  • Reply 11 of 16
    entropysentropys Posts: 2,958member
    lkrupp said:
    Yeah, well, goddamn-it, where’s Foundation? 
    The week after everyone’s free subscription ends, so I guess I will have to go without watching it.

    I doubt my life will change.
    edited June 9 williamlondon
  • Reply 12 of 16
    Rayz2016 said:
    What if they elected a leader that was anti-science, and then they continued down that path, continuing to elect anti-science leaders? They could have been way, way, way ahead of us, but after centuries of backwards thinking they are now just way ahead of us.   Then we'd stand chance :)
    Indeed, they could have even bigger problems if that succession of anti-science leaders were all caught paying hush money to porn stars. 
    What if they exiled the porn stars, and that is who they sent to attack us?  (waiting for the obligatory "I for one welcome our new..." response)
  • Reply 13 of 16
    JapheyJaphey Posts: 616member
    entropys said:
    lkrupp said:
    Yeah, well, goddamn-it, where’s Foundation? 
    The week after everyone’s free subscription ends, so I guess I will have to go without watching it.

    I doubt my life will change.
    That’s my guess too. Or maybe the subs will end the day after the premier, in the hopes that some people may re-up. 
    entropys
  • Reply 14 of 16
    CarmBCarmB Posts: 43member
    The assumption that whatever drops by to say hello is responsible for developing the technology needed to get here is like most assumptions, lacking in imagination. While it is true that it takes a highly evolved technology to traverse what we consider to be vast distances, it might not require that much grey matter to operate said technology. A society could develop robotics and artificial intelligence to a modest degree more advanced to what we already have which could then evolve itself into the required technology to make travel to other solar systems viable. You could have a bunch of fools not much more evolved than we are with access to sophisticated tech, clearly a bad combination for any species unfortunate enough to encounter them. You could have varied species in an alien setting at different levels of development. In that scenario, a more advanced society might have developed the necessary tech and a more barbaric bunch - in other words more like us - could have somehow gotten their hands on the necessary tech and stopped by to check us out. Heck, they could be on the lam and are just flailing about getting into trouble. Those of us in this society have access to technology that we would be individually hard-pressed to reproduce were the society and infrastructure to suddenly collapse. Who among us would be able to cobble together even something as basic as a toaster and yet we can do all sorts of spectacular stuff like surf online. 

    Look, it’s no more valid to whine about yet another alien invasion project than it would be to whine about any number of stories that cover scenarios that have been done before. Pretty much everything has more or less been done before this many decades into film and TV creation.  It’s not about the basic premise so much as it’s about execution. Of course, you can’t validly criticize the execution of a creative project if one hasn’t been shown the end result. Still, if the goal is to find fault, better to get one’s shots in before the fact since there is a risk that the movie or series will be done so well that taking shots will be harder later on. 

    The series in question might well be poorly done and short on originality or it might be awesome. When it comes out we can find out what has been wrought. Hope it’s good. I will say that so far Apple has produced a decent percentage of solid content. That said, everything Apple green lights isn’t going to work out and anyone foolish enough to expect it to deserves to experience the inevitable disappointment when it doesn’t. There are times when I imagine some with such a highly critical approach to just about everything that it must be virtually impossible to ever enjoy anything. Kind of a miserable way to go through life. 
    Detnator
  • Reply 15 of 16
    JWSCJWSC Posts: 903member
    lkrupp said:
    Violent aliens invade, what an original story. Perhaps a bit too much projection?

    Will most likely watch because sci-fi is so rare, even rarer are good, original sci-fi productions. Just would like to see some variation on the same theme already done many times over.
    Yes, and the aliens are often unseen or take on human form for budgetary reasons. Good, believable CGI costs a shit-ton of money. But the basic plot is always the same, aliens arrive to destroy humankind and take the planet for themselves... but a rag-tag band of earthlings eventually defeat the aliens and save humanity. Gotta throw in some gratuitous T&A now and then to keep the audience interested
    Have you considered becoming a screenwriter?  🤣
  • Reply 16 of 16
    JWSCJWSC Posts: 903member
    Another annoyingly uneducated sci-fi invasion series. Let me break it down for you.
    In our galaxy, planets started forming around 13.5 billion years ago. Earth formed around 4.5 billion years ago. Life on Earth formed 3.8 billion years ago just after Earth cooled enough to have a solid surface. There could have been life in the galaxy for 11 billion years before it formed on Earth. That means that any alien intelligence we encounter is likely to be billions of years old. Their technology is as advanced as it is possible to be. They have access to all the resources in the universe. They don't need to invade Earth but if they did, human resistance would be laughable.

    I generally agree with your conclusion that any alien civilization that comes to earth is likely to be vastly superior technologically.  However…

    Your scenario implies that the ability to travel faster than light or the ability to bend space can be solved.  All available evidence today suggests that it’s not possible, which means all life in the universe is confined to its own space time continuum and that the number of sentient species encountering one another will be rather low.

    We can only hope (and it is only hope) that our scientific understanding today is wrong and that new understandings of the Theory of Everything will permit all sentient species to reach out and touch someone.

    OTOH, if hostile intent is really a concern maybe it’s better to remain isolated a la Dune.

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