AMC Studios has revealed the lead voice cast for its upcoming animated primetime drama, Pantheon. It was picked up for two seasons back in March.The show will star Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black), Rosemarie DeWitt (Little Fires Everywhere), Aaron Eckhart (Midway) and Paul Dano (Escape at Dannemora).
Dano is known for roles in films like There Will Be Blood, Little Miss Sunshine, and the upcoming film The Batman. Schilling’s other roles include shows like Mercy and films like The Prodigy, Argo, and The Lucky One. Eckhart is best known for his film roles, including The Dark Knight, Thank You for Smoking, Sully, and the Olympus Has Fallen films. Other TV roles for DeWitt include United States of Tara, Mad Men, The Last Tycoon, and Standoff.
The one-hour show is based on a series of short stories by Ken Liu about Uploaded Intelligence, or human consciousness uploaded to the cloud. The first season will consist of eight episodes and focus on Maddie, a bullied teen who receives mysterious help from someone online. The stranger is soon revealed to be her recently deceased father, David, whose consciousness has been uploaded to the cloud following an experimental destructive brain scan.
Titmouse (Big Mouth, The Midnight Gospel, Mao Mao, Heroes of Pure Heart) is producing the animation, which is described as a fresh take on graphic realism created in traditional 2D with modern tools. Craig Silverstein will serve as the writer and showrunner on Pantheon, with Liu serving as a consulting producer.