Melody Fox’s thought-provoking Circuit Breakers features seven stories that explore relatable kids’ issues through a sci-fi lens – streaming Friday, November 11
Look out sci-fans because there’s a new kid on the block. Apple TV+ has dropped the fun new trailer for the upcoming sci-fi anthology series Circuit Breakers. The thought-provoking new series looks to be one of the jewels in Apple’s winter crown and boasts a sci-fi twist on kid relatable stories. And in this show, the teenagers rule! Literally. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Hit play and explore the trailer below!
“Circuit Breakers” is a half-hour anthology series about middle-schoolers in the near future that uses science fiction as a backdrop to tell universal stories about growing up. The series was created by Melody Fox with executive producer Matt Hastings directing three episodes from the season including the pilot. “Circuit Breakers” is executive produced by Hastings, Andrew Orenstein, Cottonwood Media’s Sarah Haasz, David Michel and Cécile Lauritano, Aircraft Pictures’ Anthony Leo and Andrew Rosen, and Todd Berger. Fox and Gillian Horvath serve as co-executive producers.
Each installment of “Circuit Breakers” features a sci-fi twist on kid relatable stories, with the intent of kids and families asking themselves how they would act in each unique situation. The gripping trailer highlights the seven distinct stories with cast including Callan Farris (“Grimcutty”), Nathaniel Buescher (“APB”), Veda Cienfuegos (“Undone”), Cole Keriazakos (“Southside”), Maz Jobrani (“Immigrant”), Cale Ferrin (“Endlings”), Quincy Kirkwood (“Y: The Last Man”), Arielle Halili (“Less Than Kosher”), Gavin MacIver-Wright (“Odd Squad: Mobile Unit”), Khiyla Aynne (“13: The Musical”), Maya McNair (“Clarice”), and more.
The award-winning slate of original series and film for kids and families on Apple TV+ includes the recently premiered groundbreaking series “El Deafo,” critically acclaimed “Amber Brown” created by Bonnie Hunt, and Common Sense Media Selections “Best Foot Forward,” “Duck & Goose,” “Surfside Girls” and “Life By Ella.” The impressive all-ages offerings also include “Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock” and “Harriet the Spy” from The Jim Henson Company, the Peabody Award-winning series “Stillwater,” Daytime Emmy Award-winning “Ghostwriter” and “Helpsters” from Sesame Workshop, Academy Award-nominated animated film “Wolfwalkers,” new series and specials from Peanuts and WildBrain including “The Snoopy Show,” as well as “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth,” the Daytime Emmy Award-winning television event based on the New York Times best-selling book and TIME Best Book of the Year by Oliver Jeffers. Apple TV+ continues to present young viewers and their caregivers with first-rate options including the upcoming series “Jane,” a new mission-driven series from J.J. Johnson, Sinking Ship Entertainment and the Jane Goodall Institute.
This series looks exceptional and is a shoo-in to tantalize kids for hours during those cold Autumnal nights. With its harmless fun, sci-fi antics, and futuristic fun, the series will shoot straight to the top of our watchlist. Especially now that the kids are in the driving seat! And with Melody Fox as the creative force behind the series, the Circuit Breakers looks set to be something truly special. That alone is worth the price of a subscription.
Circuit Breakers will premiere globally on Friday, November 11 on Apple TV+.
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