Incorporated (TV series)

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Incorporated
Incorporated TV series.png
Genre Drama, Science fiction
Created by
    • David & Alex Pastor
Starring
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s) Margaret Chernin
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor CBS Television Distribution
Release
Original network Syfy
Original release November 30, 2016 – January 25, 2017
External links
Website

Incorporated is an American television drama series. The show premiered November 30, 2016, on Syfy.[1][2] Before its official premiere, Syfy released an advance preview of the first episode online on November 16, 2016.[3] The show's first season concluded on January 25, 2017.[4]

On February 27, 2017, the series was cancelled after one season.[5]

Premise[edit]

The series takes place in a dystopian Milwaukee in the year 2074, where many countries have gone bankrupt due to a number of crises and climate change. In the absence of effective government, powerful multinational corporations have become de facto governments, controlling areas called Green Zones. The remaining territories are called Red Zones, where governance is weak or non-existent.

Plot[edit]

Ben Larson is a manager at Spiga Biotech, the largest corporation in the world. He works for Elizabeth, the estranged mother of his wife, Laura. In reality, he is a climate refugee from the Red Zone outside Milwaukee whose real name is Aaron. Aaron has infiltrated the Green Zone, assuming the identity of Ben Larson to search for his childhood love Elena, who through a series of unfortunate circumstances has become an executive club companion—a high-end, indentured prostitute who works at a Spiga "executive club" called Arcadia. Arcadia is an exclusive brothel for senior Spiga executives. Aaron resolves to work his way up to a senior position in order to access Arcadia and rescue her. After framing his boss Chad for stealing classified information and ensuring his dismissal from the company, Aaron endeavours to get promoted to the now-vacant position and rescue Elena, all while maintaining his Ben Larson cover in the face of increasingly paranoid Spiga security scrutiny and competitive coworkers. He is assisted by Theo, Elena's brother who is still living in the Red Zone, and Reed, another Red Zone denizen who managed to assume a Green Zone persona years before Aaron managed the same feat.

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
1"Vertical Mobility"Alex Pastor & David PastorAlex Pastor & David PastorNovember 30, 2016 (2016-11-30)[note 1]0.52[6]
2"Downsizing"Jeff WoolnoughTed HumphreyDecember 7, 2016 (2016-12-07)0.54[7]
3"Human Resources"Alex Pastor & David PastorAlex Pastor & David PastorDecember 14, 2016 (2016-12-14)0.57[8]
4"Cost Containment"David GrossmanChris DowneyDecember 21, 2016 (2016-12-21)0.54[9]
5"Profit and Loss"Daniel StammStory by : Mike Batistick
Teleplay by : Joshua Hale Fialkov & Aiyana White
December 28, 2016 (2016-12-28)0.46[10]
6"Sweating the Assets"Nick GomezAllison MooreJanuary 4, 2017 (2017-01-04)0.42[11]
7"Executables"Darnell MartinMichael Batistick & Joshua Hale FialkovJanuary 11, 2017 (2017-01-11)0.50[12]
8"Operational Realignment"Christoph SchreweQui Nguyen & Patrick MossJanuary 18, 2017 (2017-01-18)0.41[13]
9"Burning Platform"David J. FrazeeMolly Nussbaum & Aiyana WhiteJanuary 25, 2017 (2017-01-25)0.55[14]
10"Golden Parachute"Kelly MakinAlex Pastor & David PastorJanuary 25, 2017 (2017-01-25)0.41[14]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The first episode was released online on November 16, 2016.[3]

DVD release[edit]

On June 20, 2017 CBS DVD (distributed by Paramount) released the entire series on DVD in Region 1.[15]

Broadcast[edit]

The series premiered November 30, 2016, on Syfy and in Canada on Showcase.[16]

Production[edit]

Georgina Haig originally played the female lead in the pilot but left and Allison Miller was cast in her place.[17]

Reception[edit]

The series has received a 75% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the site's critical consensus reading: "Incorporated's impressive production values, solid performances, and engaging vision of a bleak future outweigh a predictable, clichéd narrative."[18]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2017 Saturn Awards[19] Best Science Fiction Television Series Incorporated Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (3 February 2016). "Syfy Picks Up 'Incorporated' Thriller From Matt Damon & Ben Affleck To Series". 
  2. ^ "Incorporated". 
  3. ^ a b Bryan, Enk (November 16, 2016). "Watch the First Episode of Incorporated". Syfy. Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  4. ^ "'Incorporated' season finale sets a deceitful, righteous course". Screener. 2017-01-26. Retrieved 2017-02-03. 
  5. ^ Schwindt, Oriana (February 27, 2017). "Syfy Cancels Matt Damon-Ben Affleck Series 'Incorporated'". Variety. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  6. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (December 1, 2016). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.30.2016". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved December 1, 2016. 
  7. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (December 8, 2016). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.7.2016". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  8. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (December 15, 2016). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.14.2016". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved December 15, 2016. 
  9. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (December 22, 2016). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.21.2016". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved December 22, 2016. 
  10. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (December 29, 2016). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.28.2016". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved December 29, 2016. 
  11. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (January 5, 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.4.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved January 5, 2017. 
  12. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (January 12, 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.11.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  13. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (January 19, 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals and Network Finals: 1.18.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved January 19, 2017. 
  14. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (January 26, 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.25.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved January 26, 2017. 
  15. ^ The Syfy Show's One and Only Season is Announced for DVD Archived 2017-09-03 at the Wayback Machine.
  16. ^ "Incorporated: Schedule and Episodes on Showcase". Showcase website. 2016. Archived from the original on 10 November 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  17. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 22, 2016). "'Incorporated' Syfy Series Adds Allison Miller As New Regular In Recasting". Deadline. 
  18. ^ "Incorporated: Season 1 (2016)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 16 January 2017. 
  19. ^ McNary, Dave (March 2, 2017). "Saturn Awards Nominations 2017: 'Rogue One,' 'Walking Dead' Lead". Variety. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 

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