'Soulmates': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the AMC drama anthology
'Soulmates' is written by Will Bridges who is known for 'Stranger Things' and 'Black Mirror' and Brett Goldstein who is known for 'Superbob' and 'Adult Life Skills'
Season 1 of 'Soulmates', a six-episode anthology series, is set to premiere on AMC in early October, bringing us a little 'Black Mirror: Hang the DJ' vibe. Set more than a decade into the future, this sci-fi romance drama courtesy of Will Bridges and Brett Goldstein, brings to the surface the possibility of finding your soulmate with science as a crutch. Bridges and Goldstein had also created 'For Life,' a short film that the network revealed: "Serves as the basis for this new, original series." The network has already announced a Season 2 renewal ahead of its Season 1 release, here is what we know of the upcoming series.
'Soulmates' premieres on October 5, 2020.
The official synopsis reads, "Soulmates is set 15 years into the future when science has made a discovery that changes the lives of everyone on the planet – a test that unequivocally tells you who your soulmate is." The network further revealed that each episode with have a different cast and will "explore an entirely new story around discovering (or opting not to discover) the results of this new test and the impact of those results on a myriad of relationships."
'Soulmates' Season 1 cast members include Shamier Anderson, Malin Akerman from 'Billions', 'Dollface', and 'Rampage,' Betsy Brandt from 'Breaking Bad' and 'Life in Pieces,' Kingsley Ben-Adir, David Costabile from 'Breaking Bad' and 'Billions,' Charlie Heaton from 'Stranger Things,' Sarah Snook from 'Succession', 'The Dressmaker', and 'Steve Jobs,' JJ Feild from 'Turn',' Joe Anderson from 'Brave New World,' Steven Mackintosh from 'Rocketman,' Tom Goodman-Hill from 'HUMANS' and Sonya Cassidy from 'Lodge 49,' 'Humans,' and 'The Woman in White' among many more.
Akerman is known for her roles as Laurie Jupiter from 'Watchmen' (2009), Nancy from 'The Final Girls' (2015), Annie from 'Happythankyoumoreplease' and Tess from '27 Dresses.' Her more recent roles include 'Billions' (2016-2019), 'A Piece of My Hear' (2019), 'Medical Police' (2020), 'Prism' (2020) and Netflix's 'The Sleepover' (2020). In 2009 the actress won a Golden Schmoes Award from Best T&A of the Year for 'Watchmen' (2009).
Brandt is known for her roles as Marie Schrader from 'Breaking Bad' (2008-2013), and Heather in the CBS family comedy ‘Life in Pieces,’ (2015-2019). She has also had memorable roles in ‘Masters of Sex’ for HBO, NBC’s ‘Parenthood,’ and USA’s series ‘Pearson.’ She can currently be seen in the CBS comedy ‘The Unicorn,’ and ABC’s ‘A Million Little Things.’ Brandt also starred with Queen Latifah and Jill Scott in the Emmy-nominated Lifetime movie ‘Flint.’ Her film work includes upcoming Blumhouse horror release 'Run Sweetheart Run' (2020) and the comedy ‘Straight Up,’ currently available on Netflix.
Heaton is known for his roles as Jonathan Bryers from 'Stranger Things' (2016-2021), Stephen from 'Shut In' (2016), Sam Guthrie from 'The New Mutants' (2020) and Billy from 'The Secret of the Marrowbone' (2017). His most recent works include 'Rise of the Footsoldier Part II' (2015), 'As You Are' (2016), 'No Future' (2020) and 'The Souvenir: Part II' which is in post-production. Besides being nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series with his castmates for 'Stranger Things,' the actor won a Screen Actors Guild Awards for the series in the category Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series along with his castmates.
Costabile is known for his roles as James Ashley from 'Lincoln' (2012), Mike 'Wags' Wagner form 'Billions' (2016-2020) and of course Gale Boetticher from 'Breaking Bad.' His most recent roles include 'Better Call Saul' (2018), 'Murphy Brown' (2018), 'Suits' (2012-2019), 'Robot Chicken' (2019) and 'Little Birds' (2020).
Ben-Adir is known for his roles as Karim Washington from 'The OA' (2019), Russel 'Mac' McCormack from 'High Fidelity' (2020), Col Ben Younger from 'Peaky Blinders' and Wet Stick from 'King Authur: Legend of the Sword' (2017). His most recent roles include 'Love Life' (2020), 'One Night in Miami' (2020) and 'The Comedy Rule' (2020).
'Soulmates' is written by Will Bridges who is known for 'Stranger Things' and 'Black Mirror' and Brett Goldstein who is known for 'Superbob' and 'Adult Life Skills'. Rob Savage who is known for 'Britannia' Marco Kreuzpaintner, 'Beat's' creator and director, Andrea Harkin who is known for 'The Trial of Christine Keeler' along with creator, executive producer and writer, Will Bridges serve as directors of the series. Bridges, Goldstein and Jolyon Symonds serve as executive producers through Fearless Minds, a Banijay Group company.
AMC is yet to reveal an official trailer, stay tuned for updates.
Where to watch
Catch 'Soulmates' on October 5, 2020 at 10/9c on AMC.
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