'After Yang': 5 things to know about Showtime sci-fi drama film
When a family's robot babysitter shuts down, a father and daughter must do their best in order to save his life
The 21st century is a technologically glorious age with mankind making advancements each day. So it's only natural that the entertainment world explores this as well, with Showtime's newest movie 'After Yang' diving into the value of technology in our lives.
The science-fiction movie is based on the short story 'Saying Goodbye to Yang' by Alexander Weinstein and explores a world where androids are an essential part of families. Yang, an android holds a special place in his family's heart but when an issue occurs in his core shutting him down, his significance and humanity despite being a robot are what the story revolves around. Before reading on to know more, if humanistic robot flicks are what fascinate you then do check out 'Alita: Battle Angel' and 'Terminator: Dark Fate' as well!
When does 'After Yang' release and where to watch it?
'After Yang' is set to release on Friday, March 4, 2022, at 9 pm ET. It is available on-demand and for streaming on Showtime.
What is 'After Yang' about?
The official Showtime synopsis reads: 'In a society where robots function as live-in babysitters, a young girl’s beloved machine-companion suddenly becomes unresponsive. As her father searches for a way to repair it, however, he finds that his relationships with his wife and daughter are in need of repair as well.'
Who stars in the Showtime sci-fi drama?
Colin Farrell as Jake
Colin Farell is an Irish actor who began his acting journey in 1998 with early roles including appearances in television shows and movies like 'Ballykissangel' and 'Falling for a Dancer'. The 1999 film ' The War Zone' served as his feature film debut following which he slowly gained more parts. The early 2000s served as his boosters after films like 'The Recruit',' Intermission', 'A Home at the End of the World', 'SWAT' and more won his critical acclaim and review as with them also doing well commercially. Some of his other recent popular works include 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer', 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them', 'Artemis Fowl', and more. He will also be seen as the villain Penguin in the much-anticipated superhero movie 'The Batman'. Farell plays the lead role of Jake in 'After Yang'.
The rest of the cast consists of Jodie Turner-Smith as Kyra, Justin H Min as Yang, Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja as Mika, Haley Lu Richardson as Ada, Sarita Choudhury
as Cleo, Clifton Collins Jr as George, and Brett Dier as Aaron.
'After Yang' is written and directed by Kogonada
Click below for a peek into the unique exploration of what it means to be human.