CASTING NEWS: Taylor Schilling To Star In AMC’s Animated Drama Series ‘Pantheon’

Taylor Schilling To Star In AMC’s Animated Drama Series ‘Pantheon’

From Deadline

Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black), Rosemarie DeWitt (Little Fires Everywhere), Aaron Eckhart (Midway) and Paul Dano (Escape At Dannemora) are set as leads in the voice cast of Pantheon, AMC’s hourlong animated primetime drama series from Turn creator/executive producer Craig Silverstein and AMC Studios.

Pantheon, which received a two-season order in March, is based on the short stories by Ken Liu about Uploaded Intelligence, or human consciousness uploaded to the cloud. The innovative series’ visual style is described as a fresh take on graphic realism done in a traditional 2D way, using modern tools.

The first season of Pantheon focuses on Maddie, a bullied teen who receives mysterious help from someone online. The stranger soon is revealed to be her recently deceased father, David, whose consciousness has been uploaded to the cloud following an experimental destructive brain scan. David is the first of a new kind of being: an “Uploaded Intelligence” or “UI,” but he will not be the last, as a global conspiracy unfolds that threatens to trigger a new kind of world war.

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