Back in February, a star-studded cast lineup was announced for Amazon Studios’ upcoming anthology series Solos. Today, it was announced that the series will officially premiere in just over a month’s time on May 21.
Solos, which will consist of seven parts in total, explores the strange, beautiful, heartbreaking, hilarious, wondrous truths of what it means to be human. It will span our present and future and illuminate that even during our most isolated moments, we are all connected through the human experience. The series will grapple with topics such as time travel, A.I. bots, solo trips to the farthest reaches of the universe, scheming smart homes, a mysterious waiting room, near-future fertility treatments and illegal memory transplants.
Created by David Weil, Solos stars Uzo Aduba, Nicole Beharie, Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Anthony Mackie, Helen Mirren, Dan Stevens, and Constance Wu. The series will serve as Weil’s directorial debut, on which he will be at the helm for three episodes. Sam Taylor-Johnson will direct and executive produce two episodes. Meanwhile, additional directors include Zach Braff and Tiffany Johnson.
First look images at the characters, as well as episode descriptions, have also been revealed.
Episode 1 – Leah
A brilliant physicist (Anne Hathaway) obsessed with traveling through time discovers two unlikely characters standing in the way of her epic breakthrough.
Episode 2 – Tom
After learning his time on Earth is limited, Tom (Anthony Mackie) purchases a controversial new product for his family.
Episode 3 – Peg
While hurtling through space on a mysterious trip to the farthest reaches of the universe, Peg (Helen Mirren) recounts a lifetime of events that led her to this moment.
Episode 4 – Sasha
Twenty years after a global event drove the world to lock themselves inside, Sasha (Uzo Aduba) tries to outwit her smart home that she fears may now be manipulating her to leave.
Episode 5 – Jenny
Jenny (Constance Wu) has been sitting in a waiting room for a maddening amount of time. After she realizes that fragments of her memory may be missing, Jenny attempts to unravel the fateful events that led her to this unique waiting room.
Episode 6 – Nera
After using a near-future fertility treatment, Nera (Nicole Beharie) is at first elated by the birth of her child. But she quickly discovers there is something unusual about her son.
Episode 7 – Stuart
A young man, Otto (Dan Stevens), searches for an old man, Stuart (Morgan Freeman), who is believed to be suffering from dementia. Otto provides Stuart a means to regain his memory: memory implants that Otto procured on the black market. But as Stuart’s memory regenerates, we begin to question Otto’s motives and ultimately uncover a shocking truth about Stuart’s identity — a truth that reverberates throughout all seven stories of the series.
Amazon has also shared a thread on Twitter with a collection of short videos, paired with the descriptions for each episode.
Catch Solos exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on May 21.