AMC Sci-Fi Anthology Series: Soulmates | What We Know So Far?
The series is based on the short film: For Life.
In May 2019, AMC ordered a Sci-Fi Anthology Series. The team included Black Mirror writer Will Bridges and actor/comedian Brett Goldstein. Though the series was unnamed at that time, the concept was pretty clear: a series set 15 years in the future. Science, always bringing something new, makes a breakthrough discovery that changes the lives of everyone on the planet. Particularly, a way to find your soulmate. The series was later named: Soulmates. Here is all we know so far.
AMC Sci-Fi Anthology Series: Soulmates | Plot
As the name indicates, the anthology series plot focuses on the soulmates. Mix Sc-Fi with romance, and you will get something AMC is planning to bring on the screens soon. The series will have 6 episodes, each with a new story of someone in search of true love. Both Will Bridges and Brett Goldstein have worked on a short-film called For Life. The same short-film will serve as the base of this news series: Soulmates.
AMC is entering into a new zone with this anthology series. They have always worked on serialized story-telling. Therefore, all the AMC fans are looking forward to witness what could possibly be classified as the next Sci-Fi hit.
Soulmates Cast & Crew
With Will Bridges and Brett Goldstein as Executive Producers, writers and creators and Jolyon Symonds of Banijay group company also on-board with them, the casting is still in process.
The recent additions to the cast include Stranger Things star, Charlie Heaton. Malin Akerman (Billions) has also joined the cast of Soulmates. Other cast members include Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad), JJ Feild (Turn), Sarah Snook (Succession), David Costabile (Breaking Bad, Billions), Sonya Cassidy (Lodge 49), Joe Anderson (Brave New World) and Steven Mackintosh (Rocketman).
Will Bridges is an Emmy-Award winner. The directors of the series include Rob Savage (Britannia), who will be directing multiple episodes, and Marco Kreuzpaintner (Beat), Andrea Harkin (The Trial of Christine Keeler) and Bridges.
6 Couples, 6 Stories
Out of the announced cast so far, Charlie Heaton and Malin Akerman will be appearing in one of the 6 episodes of provocative love stories. Heaton will play Kurt while Akerman will play Martha. Kurt (Heaton) is a loving and big-heart man who gets lost after finding that his soulmate is dead. To find peace, he joins the church which helps those single people whose soulmates have passed on. However, Martha (Akerman) is also attending the same church after bouncing from one bad relationship to the other.
In another episode, Betsy Brandt plays Caitlin who is a natural push-over. After finding her true soulmate, she finally stands up for herself. Caitlin will be facing a difficult situation as JJ Feild joins the episode as Nathan, a dark person who wants to share his dark side with Caitlin. Whereas; Caitlin is already in a relationship with an unromantic person: Tom Goodman-Hill.
AMC Soulmates release date
The AMC Sc-Fi anthology series Soulmates is expected to be released in 2020. While we are still getting updates on the cast additions, the series might be released by Fall 2020.