Apple has released the trailer for Calls, an upcoming series featuring nine 12-minute episodes told with audio and minimal abstract visuals.
Pedro Pascal, Rosario Dawson, Nick Jonas, Lily Collins, Aubrey Plaza, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Mark Duplass are among the cast members of the series, which provides viewers with a number of phone calls that become increasingly chilling as time goes on. As per Apple’s show description: “These relatable scenarios transport the audience into familiar situations that quickly become surreal with thrilling and frightening moments.”
The series is based on a French series of the same name, which offered up sound recordings from a variety of sources – such as an airplane’s black box, tapes from a tape recorder, messages left on an answering machine – that seemed disconnected but ended up pointing to a shocking link. The series was created by Timothée Hochet.
Directing the new series is Fede Álvarez, known for 2013’s Evil Dead, Don’t Breath and The Girl in the Spider’s Web.
Check out the trailer below. Calls, also starring Karen Gillan, Judy Greer, Nicholas Braun, Clancy Brown, Laura Harrier, Paul Walter Hauser, Danny Huston, Riley Keough, Joey King, Stephen Lang, Jaeden Martell, Paola Nuñez, Edi Patterson, Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz, and Jennifer Tilly, will be streaming on Apple TV from March 19th.
Official synopsis for Calls:
Based on the buzzy French series of the same name, Calls is a groundbreaking immersive television experience that masterfully uses only audio and minimal abstract visuals to tell bone-chilling snackable stories. Launching in a binge model worldwide, all nine 12-minute episodes are told through a series of phone calls that use sharp writing, compelling voice talent and graphics to aid in transcribing the darkly dramatic conversations onto the screen. These relatable scenarios transport the audience into familiar situations that quickly become surreal with thrilling and frightening moments. Featuring Lily Collins, Rosario Dawson, Mark Duplass & more, Calls proves that the real terror lies in one’s interpretation of what they cannot see on the screen and the unsettling places one’s imagination can take them.