H+: The Digital Series

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H+: The Digital Series
Created by
Written by
Directed by Stewart Hendler
Starring
Composer(s) Nathan Lanier
No. of episodes 48[1]
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Beatriz Acevedo
  • Doug Greiff
  • Lance Sloane
  • Marc Berliner
  • Bill O'Dowd
  • James Henrie
  • Philip von Alvensleben
  • John Cabrera
  • Cosimo De Tommaso
  • Stewart Hendler
Producer(s) Bryan Singer
Jason Taylor
Location(s) Santiago, Chile
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 4–8 minutes[1]
Production company(s)
Distributor Warner Brothers Digital Distribution
Broadcast
Original channel YouTube (August 2012 – present)
Original run August 8, 2012 (2012-08-08) – present
External links
Website

H+: The Digital Series (often abbreviated as H+) is a web series produced by Bryan Singer and created by John Cabrera and Cosimo De Tommaso. The series, which touches on the subject of transhumanism, premiered on August 8, 2012 on YouTube with two episodes. Two new episodes were then released every week on Wednesdays until the season finale on January 16, 2013. A second season is currently in production.[2]

Production[edit]

The series began as a long-term project in 2006. It was filmed in Santiago, Chile in 2011, over 29 days in 54 different locations, and announced at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International. At the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con, it was again promoted in anticipation of its upcoming premiere. The series is distributed by Warner Brothers Digital Distribution in partnership with YouTube.

As new episodes premiered weekly via YouTube, new supplemental content was also made available through the series' official website, providing extra images, text, or video that tied into the story further.

Background[edit]

The series is based on a future where one-third of the world's population has an implanted computer, named H+, which connects the human mind to the Internet 24 hours a day.[3][4] The implant was created by a company called Hplus Nano Teoranta, an Irish biotechnology company founded with the intent of improving the medical sector with technology.[5] The story begins in medias res, depicting the effects of a virus which infects the H+ implant. Concurrent episodes go back and forward in time to different settings, and various characters' viewpoints are used to tell the story.[6]

Cast and characters[edit]


Episodes[edit]

# Title Airdate
1 "Driving Under" August 8, 2012 (2012-08-08)
San Francisco, USA, 5 minutes before it happened.
2 "On Their Level" August 8, 2012 (2012-08-08)
San Francisco, USA, 15 seconds after it happened.
3 "Prophetess" August 15, 2012 (2012-08-15)
Helsinki, Finland, 7 years before it happened.
4 "Airport Security" August 15, 2012 (2012-08-15)
San Francisco, USA, 1 minute after it happened.
5 "A Large Family" August 15, 2012 (2012-08-15)
Mumbai, India, 5 months before it happened.
6 "Voci Dal Sud" August 15, 2012 (2012-08-15)
Oria, Italy, 2 years after it happened.
7 "Implanted" August 22, 2012 (2012-08-22)
Mumbai, India, 5 months before it happened.
8 "Makeshift Engineering" August 22, 2012 (2012-08-22)
San Francisco, USA, 45 minutes after it happened.
9 "The Snow Viper" August 22, 2012 (2012-08-22)
Helsinki, Finland, 7 years before it happened.
10 "Out" August 29, 2012 (2012-08-29)
San Francisco, USA, 50 minutes after it happened.
11 "Manta" August 29, 2012 (2012-08-29)
Helsinki, Finland, 7 years before it happened.
12 "Searching Over" August 29, 2012 (2012-08-29)
San Francisco, USA, 20 hours after it happened.
13 "Questions?" September 5, 2012 (2012-09-05)
Portland, Oregon, 5 years before it happened.
14 "The Gates" September 5, 2012 (2012-09-05)
San Vito, Italy, 2 years after it happened.
15 "Their Connection" September 12, 2012 (2012-09-12)
Mumbai, India, 3 months before it happened.
16 "From Above" September 12, 2012 (2012-09-12)
San Francisco, USA, 2 days after it happened.
17 "Salmiakki" September 19, 2012 (2012-09-19)
Helsinki, Finland, 7 years before it happened.
18 "Advent" September 19, 2012 (2012-09-19)
Oria, Italy, 2 years after it happened.
19 "7500 Kilometers" September 26, 2012 (2012-09-26)
Mumbai, India, 1 month before it happened.
20 "Partenza" September 26, 2012 (2012-09-26)
Oria, Italy, 2 years after it happened.
21 "Managing" October 3, 2012 (2012-10-03)
Dublin, Ireland, 4 years before it happened.
22 "Road Block" October 3, 2012 (2012-10-03)
Southern Italy, 2 years after it happened.
23 "The King" October 10, 2012 (2012-10-10)
Dublin, Ireland, 3 weeks before it happened.
24 "Function" October 10, 2012 (2012-10-10)
San Francisco, USA, 1 week after it happened.
25 "Meta Data" October 17, 2012 (2012-10-17)
Tierra del Fuego, Chile, 4 years before it happened.
26 "African Aid" October 17, 2012 (2012-10-17)
Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, 1 year after it happened.
27 "Il Portavoce" October 17, 2012 (2012-10-17)
Oria, Italy, 3 months before it happened.
28 "Coming Clean" October 24, 2012 (2012-10-24)
Northern California, USA, 2 weeks after it happened.
29 "After Party" October 24, 2012 (2012-10-24)
Dublin, Ireland, 3 years before it happened.
30 "Lord of the Body" October 31, 2012 (2012-10-31)
Mumbai, India, 7 months after it happened.
31 "Original Sync" October 31, 2012 (2012-10-31)
London, UK, 9 years before it happened.
32 "Seeds" November 7, 2012 (2012-11-07)
Dunbara, Republic of Congo, 1 year after it happened.
33 "On the Exterior" November 7, 2012 (2012-11-07)
Northern California, USA, 3 years before it happened.
34 "Endure" November 14, 2012 (2012-11-14)
Mumbai, India, 8 months after it happened.
35 "Query String" November 14, 2012 (2012-11-14)
Northern California, USA, 3 years before it happened.
36 "How to Hack a Data Center" November 14, 2012 (2012-11-14)
Southern Alberta, Canada, 8 months after it happened.
37 "Gross Figure" November 28, 2012 (2012-11-28)
New York, USA, 8 years before it happened.
38 "On The Inside" November 28, 2012 (2012-11-28)
Rome, Italy, 2 years after it happened.
39 "Long Term Benefits" December 5, 2012 (2012-12-05)
Dunbara, Republic of Congo, 7 years before it happened.
40 "Two of Them" December 5, 2012 (2012-12-05)
Rome, Italy, 2 years after it happened.
41 "Pronto" December 12, 2012 (2012-12-12)
Northern California, USA, 3 months before it happened.
Oria, Italy, 3 months before it happened.
42 "Temporary" December 12, 2012 (2012-12-12)
Yozgat, Turkey, 1 year after it happened.
43 "Make Things Right" December 19, 2012 (2012-12-19)
Northern California, USA, 2 weeks before it happened.
44 "From/To Level 6" December 19, 2012 (2012-12-19)
Southern Alaska, 1 year after it happened.
45 "Der Wahre Übermensch?" January 9, 2013 (2013-01-09)
Hamburg, Germany, 3 years before it happened.
46 "Sacred Science" January 9, 2013 (2013-01-09)
The Vatican, Italy, 2 years after it happened.
47 "On The Brink" January 16, 2013 (2013-01-16)
Western Ireland, 30 minutes before it happened.
48 "Visions of What's Come" January 16, 2013 (2013-01-16)
Southern Alaska, 1 year after it happened.
San Francisco, USA, 5 minutes before it happened.
Western Ireland, 8 minutes before it happened.
Tokyo, Japan, 15 seconds after it happened.

Reception[edit]

Tubefilter wrote, "easily one of the most epic, well shot, well thought through web series released this year."[8]

Geek Speak Magazine called the series "the official embracement of the web series as a viable creative alternative to films and television." [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "'H+ the Digital Series' takes the online series to new heights". Los Angeles Times. 10 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "H+ The Digital Series - Google+". January 28, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ "H+: The Digital Series – Info". 
  4. ^ "Bryan Singer's H+ Digital Series Introduces A Chilling Sci-Fi Scenario In Its Premiere Episode". 8 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Hplus Nano Teoranta – About the Company". Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Bryan Singer's 'H+ The Digital Series' Shuts Down Hardwired Humans". MTV. 8 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Coyle, Jake (September 4, 2012). "Rasing the Digital Bar". Associated Press. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  8. ^ Law, J. Sibley. "YouTube’s Jump Points Discovered in Bryan Singer’s H+". Tubefilter. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  9. ^ McColl, James. "Web Series Review: H+ The Digital Series (2012 - Present)". Geek Speak Magazine. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 

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