As tech evolves, virtual reality specifically, we need to consider, think, and dream of how it can impact our world of entertainment, beyond just personal devices and video games. Accirding to Deadline, the upcoming TV show Invisible, from Doug Liman—the director behind Swingers, The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs Smith, and Edge of Tomorrow—will be a scripted virtual reality series, and you really need to take that in with all proper delight.
So many questions come to mind, like just how much will the viewer be able to interact with the program and its narrative? Virtual reality is astounding because it gives a user great effective power, but with a script weighing down what happens in the world, which is not at all a bad thing, you have to wonder where the control of virtual reality hands off its power to the magic of storytelling.
Here’s the story of Invisible, by the way.
For generations, the dynastic Ashland family has passed on a gene that gives them an extraordinary ability, which has enabled them to accumulate vast amounts of power and wealth. As the modern generation faces diminished abilities and more scrutiny than ever before, the birth of an exceptional new child draws public interest and their family secret teeters on the brink of becoming exposed.
Backed by Condé Nast Entertainment, Invisible will premiere on the Samsung Milk VR platform. No anticipated date has been set.