Trailer and Interview for Bryan Singer’s Sci-Fi Web Series ‘H+’

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H Plus The Digital Series Trailer and Interview for Bryan Singers Sci Fi Web Series H+

With the Internet consuming more and more of our lives, it’s a wonder that web television hasn’t taken off in a big way yet. We have high-quality streaming video websites and super powerful smart phones that play HD video but, for the most part, we use them to watch traditional TV shows and films. Is there a place in the modern entertainment world for original web series?

While some web series have been moderately successful, such as Kevin Tancharoen’s recent Mortal Kombat reboot, there simply haven’t been enough high-profile web projects to convince Hollywood that original online programming is worth the risk. With his latest project, H+, director Bryan Singer (Superman Returns) hopes to change that perception.

Singer has partnered with writer-director John Cabrera to produce H+, a unique techno-thriller that ponders a future in which humans use an implant to access the Internet. On top of its compelling premise, the web series looks like it has the production values of a major TV series.

Check out a more detailed description of the series, as well as the show’s first trailer and a behind the scenes interview below:

H+: The Digital Series takes viewers on a journey into an apocalyptic future where technology has begun to spiral out of control…. a future where 33% of the world’s population has retired its cell phones and laptops in favor of a stunning new device – an implanted computer system called H+. This tiny tool allows the user’s own mind and nervous system to be connected to the Internet 24 hours a day.

But something else is coming… something dark and vicious… and within seconds, billions of people will be dead… opening the door to radical changes in the political and social landscape of the planet — prompting survivors to make sense of what went wrong.

One of the things that works best about H+ is its believability (a measure of truly great sci-fi). From the moment we wake up, we’re willingly assaulted with technology. We surf the web from our computers, our phones, and our TVs. We check into Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and dozens of other social networking websites daily. Wouldn’t an Internet injection be the next logical step?

If you could tap into the web any time of day or night using just your brain, would you? I’d bet that at least some people out there would say yes, and that raises a lot of interesting questions. If we were all hooked up to the Internet via some implant, what would happen if there were a literal web virus? How would society cope?

These are big questions to deal with, and I’m interested to see whether H+ can handle such intriguing subject matter in a web series format. As noted previously, the show’s production values seem to be outstanding, and the acting in the trailer isn’t half-bad either. I guess the real question is whether anyone will tune in or if they’ll treat the show as a warning – and spend some time offline for a change.

What do you think? Will you be watching this web series?

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  1. looks pretty good. Definately one ill be checking out

  2. hmmmm…. reminds me of Ghost in the Shell and Fractale, among others..

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  3. Looks pretty good. I’ll check it out.

  4. Keanu Reeves, are u making a comeback as Johnny Mnemonic in this?
    Maybe your still stuck in The Matrix and can’t get out. I suppose if you die in The Matrix, you go offline? Bryan Singer nice try, but i still like your movies.

  5. There was also a Twilight Zone episode that dealt with something quite similar… people all hooked into the net via implants.

  6. interesting idea wrapped in one of the most depressing artsy fartsy trailers I’ve ever seen.

  7. wow really? something fresh and new? something thats not a remake or a reboot? is it really possible? count me in!

  8. Bryan Singer needs to come in and do a x-men 4 and 5 back to back, and it should take place after the last stand.also he would make a great underworld origin story.

  9. I saw this on Google+ but this is sooo similar to Ghost in the Shell cyberbrain sclerosis it seems tobe Mr. Singer may have recently seen the series and though to pluck out that idea and make something of his own.

    This has been done already, and done so well by Masamune Shirow that it needn’t be done again.

  10. Not a very original idea. Max Headroom, VR5, Johnny Nemonic, Matrix dozens of anime and movies and a few zillion SF novels used it in one way or another.

  11. Does anyone know what the song in the trailer is?

    • It’s “Letters From The Sky” by Civil Twilight.

      • Thanks!

  12. A very interesting angle and one that so far no one posting seems to have caught.

    Conspiracy Theories (like chupacaubres and reptilians) aside there’s a global effort to move to a single systems of Identification and monetary exchange that is secure, not [easily] susceptible to counterfeiting and that is seamlessly integrated, the sub-dermal chip VeriChip whihc is made by PositiveID. The PositiveID VeriChip is already in use by persons in various countries like Mexico where the Attorney Generals office required several employees to get one.

    There’s still resistance to it by privacy advocates as well as a variety of other groups. It also goes to say that with the budget crisis it would be very hard to convince the public to spend even more on a program that so many rasied concerns abouit before the debt crisis.

    The Solution? Instead of the VeriChip we have the H+ chip that networks you 24/7 to the world. To ensure security the H+ chip would use VeriChip technology for security and identification. It would be a lot easier to convince more persons to take a chip that directly jacks them into the internet then one that is nothing more then a permanent RFID in their arm.

    FYI – H+ is also used to infer trans-humanism. Not sure if thats just coincidence with this on line web series or not but its strange.

  13. Looks ok but hardly an original idea. In fact there was an episode of the Outer Limits that was very close not to mention the number of Anime shows and other “post apocalyptic” shows. Might have a different angle (like say Zombies is popular lately) but the whole, “most of the world’s population dies somehow and the remaining people are left to wonder how/why and recover”

    Yes, yes it is better than a remake or a reboot however. At least SOMEONE is willing to make some sort of effort.

  14. woops, didn’t finish that. It should read…..but the whole, “most of the world’s population dies somehow and the remaining people are left to wonder how/why and recover” has been done nearly to death.

  15. Does anybody knows the role playing game “shadowrun”, its like LotR in the future. With orks, elves, dwarfes and even dragons in a distand, dystopian future, where big companies (with their private armys) are fighting against each other.
    People have implants and they can connect their brain with any kind of vehicle and the world wide web, and anything can be controlled by thoughts.
    I would love to see something like this as a big budget movie, but you can leave out the ork, elve etc. (that would be odd I think, but dragons in sci-fi would be fun). Replace them by mutants and/or et-aliens as legal aliens living amongst us. In this world, nations don’t exist anymore, but big companies are reigning the former countries like monarchies with CEO’s as kings (McDonald’s Kingdom, Volkswagen Countie, Googleland, etc.) fighting wars against each other (via private armys, hacking, etc.)

    Oh wait, this is pretty much the real life nowadays.

  16. Well, the concept is obviously in the air… Check my own web series, “Transhuman Remains”, and its first episode “Dated”, at:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8lx3yb4_9Y

    How do you catch an elusive time-traveler? A lonely but brilliant scientist comes up with the most logical, time-tested trap in “Dated” – the very first episode of the international sci-fi anthology series created for the web: “Transhuman Remains.”

  17. THe interesting thing about Web series isn’t the Bryan Singers and big names; it’s the work being done by unknowns with no budgets. I just spotted a thing called “CodeUltra” on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ahyaZGEZ18&feature=youtu.be) No budget, but good acting and interesting premise.

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