EXCLUSIVE | 'Artificial' Season 3, like 'Bandersnatch', will let viewers influence personality of AI robot
If you’ve seen and enjoyed the first two seasons of ‘Artificial’, the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning live, interactive, sci-fi series on Twitch, then hold on to your horses. Season 3, ‘Artificial: Remote Intelligence’, which comprises 12 two-hour episodes, will premiere on May 21 exclusively on the video live-streaming platform.
Per Twitch’s official announcement, with ‘Artificial: Remote Intelligence’, three-time Primetime Emmy award-winning writer/producer Bernie Su and Evan Mandery “will continue to push the creative envelope, adding the challenge of remote production to new capabilities for live audience interaction.”
For those who don’t know what the show is about, the closest comparison that can be made with ‘Artificial’ is Netflix’s interactive film, ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’. But given the subject of the series, mix it up with a little bit of 'Ex Machina' or 'Westworld'. Season 3 will follow a brand new artificial intelligence being guided by an idealistic young scientist named Elle on a live-streamed journey to become human -- with the help of the audience, of course.
Per Twitch, viewers will now have more tools than ever to influence the show’s direction and shape not just related to the personality of the artificially intelligent robot, but also the series’ musical score.
“This season will raise the bar of what interactive scripted storytelling can be,” said Su. “We’re involving the audience in massive creative decisions such as casting and the shaping of characters. They’ll also be able to influence the series’ musical score in real-time. Add to that remote production in order to ensure the safety of our cast and production team while keeping the live and interactive elements, it’s safe to say that this will be a challenging season. The team at Twitch has been very proactive in supporting us with a whole slew of innovative toolsets.”
A minute-long promo of features the protagonist, an artificial intelligence being, played by Tiffany Chu. in the promo, Chu tells viewers all about the character, and its possibilities, but in the form of numerous maybes. The promo just teases viewers with the full scope of all that they can do in this interactive series!
‘Artificial: Remote Intelligence’ airs Thursdays at 6 pm PT/9 pm ET only on Twitch.