As virtual reality grows, visual experiences tailored toward the technology’s unique level of immersion become more and more commonplace. 360-degree videos are being used for product promotion, education, live events, and more in an effort to give a more involved perspective compared to our usual rectangular videos. Today, Samsung has announced a full-fledged drama series coming exclusively to Samsung VR before its wide release on other platforms.
The 5-part miniseries is directed by Doug Liman, the director behind the Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and Edge of Tomorrow. Many virtual narrative experiences are delivered in small samplings, with popular films like Suicide Squad, The Jungle Book, Pete’s Dragon, and The Conjuring 2 all having brief VR interactions on the Samsung VR platform to promote the full 2D films. Invisible, though, will be a high production show asking viewers to stay for a full feature. Thankfully, the supernatural premise seems interesting enough to stick around for:
Invisible tells the story of an old New York family, the Ashlands, whose tentacles reach into the largest corporations and governments in the world. Although they control a large portion of the world’s economy they exist in relative ambiguity. They move without being seen and somehow without being known. That’s because select family members have the power to make themselves invisible. The cause of their invisibility remained a mystery, until now. Groundbreaking genetic research is about to break the code and expose their secret.
Invisible is available today on Samsung VR and will be available on Jaunt VR on October 27th. The show stars Sofia Black-D’elia, Olivia Boreham-Wing, Michael Siberry, Austin Caudwell and Lewis Cancelmi and is produced by Julina Tatlock, who previously produced the tv show “Who Cares About Girls?”. The show’s writer, Melisa Wallack, is known for the film Dallas Buyers Club which featured Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner.