After the turmoil this last year has presented us, it was only a matter of time before we would begin to see a recreation of events taking place on our screens. First, we had Hugh Grant's 2020 mockumentary from the creator behind Black Mirror; then, we moved on to news that Paris Hilton and Sky Ferreira would be starring in a pandemic-inspired horror film. And while we tend to agree that our time is better spent finding silver linings (aka some form of humour) amongst the chaos; a film or television moment that actually gives us something to hold onto might serve us better. Enter, the latest series from Amazon Prime, Solos.
Now, while this seven-part anthology series isn't exactly based on the pandemic; it does follow the ups and downs of what it means to be human. Something many of us have been grappling with this past year. Following on from the at times overwhelming solitude and loneliness that was felt in 2020; Solos aims to remind us how even in our loneliness moments, the human experience will always connect us.
Featuring a star-studded cast of Hollywood greats, we're certain the latest series from Amazon Prime, Solos, will have you smiling through the tears. Here's everything you need to know ahead of its May 21 release today.
What is Solos about?
The seven-part anthology series created by David Weil, will explore the overcoming power of human connection even in our most trying of times. The series aims to project a more positive relationship to isolation; perpetuating the idea that being one can be alone without feeling lonely.
The official synopsis reads: "The series spans our present and future and illuminates that even during our most isolated moments we are all connected through the human experience.” The details of each individual character's storylines (and how they intercept) has still been kept under wraps; but we do know that each episode is told from a different perspective and moment in time.
Who has been cast in Solos?
Amazon Prime has certainly delivered with its cast for Solos. Without giving too much away, we will be introduced to Helen Mirren as Peg; Morgan Freeman as Stuart; Anne Hathaway as Leah; Uzo Aduba as Sasha; Nicole Beharie as Nera; Anthony Mackie as Tom; Dan Stevens as Otto; and Constance Wu as Jenny.
Watch the official trailer below.