Well, we can’t stop talking about it and it seems we’re not alone! Devs, written and directed by Alex Garland has been one of the most talked about dramas this year, and has captured all of our imaginations as we try to figure out, just exactly, what it’s all about.
Not surprisingly, considering Garland’s credentials (Annihilation, Ex-Machina), Devs presents an intellectual mind-bender of an experience to the viewer, that toys with the use of quantum computing to simulate the future using the ideology of determinism. Set in the near future, the series follows the story of a group of developers (“devs”) who are recruited by tech company, Amaya. However, the work is shrouded in mystery and the developers don’t even know what the company does. The main protagonist, Lily (played by Sonoya Mizuno), begins to question the company and a character called Forrest (Nick Offerman) who has recruited her boyfriend.
Here’s what the press are saying about Devs:
“Its ambition, design and cinematography are beyond almost anything else attempted for the small screen.” The Independent
“Devs, the first adventure in TV drama from writer/director Alex Garland (Ex Machina, Annihilation), is full of (...) beautiful, weird, frequently breathtaking imagery, the like of which we’d have only seen in big-budget fantasy movies just a few years back.” Empire
“(... ) the way that Garland and his collaborators composed and arranged the pictures on the screen left me entranced throughout.” Rolling Stone
Devs is available to stream on BBCiPlayer