QCODE’s Ad Lucem, a nine-episode, socio-political thriller audio podcast starring Chris Pine, Olivia Wilde, and Troian Bellisario, is set to hit audio waves next month. Ahead of the premiere, a trailer released today teases what’s to come in the season. The podcast aims to highlight the ethical dilemmas that surface when the pursuit of human connection blurs the lines between technology and reality. Fiona Shaw, Clancy Brown, and Joshua Close also star.
“The year is 2032, and the revolutionary tech company AD LUCEM OI has over 10 million subscribers. Their Corporeal Augmented Reality Assistant, or CARA for short, is a massive success. CARA isn’t just another listening device,” the official synopsis reads. “It’s a virtual assistant, helmed by a live operator, who responds to the wants and needs of their clients in real time – the way only a human can. With an update to this game-changing technology on the horizon, the company’s CEO is poised to capture the fame and fortune she’s always dreamed of. But it is quickly revealed that her determination to ‘maintain the thread of human connection’ might have unintended consequences…”
All nine episodes will be available for free via all major podcast streaming platforms, but QCODE+ subscribers get early, uninterrupted access to new episodes. Ad Lucem is produced by QCODE, Pine’s Barry Linen Motion Pictures, and SALT with Executive Producers Pine, Wilde, Ian Gotler, Bellisario, and Close. Ad Lucem is written and directed by Bellisario and Close.