The FX limited series Devs is the first foray into television by Alex Garland and on Saturday the writer-director of Ex Machina introduced the sci-fi saga to the New York Comic Con audience at the Hammerstein Ballroom.
In a new teaser (above) and some first-look images (below) fans get a glimpse of series lead Sonoya Mizuno as Lily and Nick Offerman as Forest, the enigmatic CEO of the Amaya Corporation, whose top-secret Devs building is at the center of a web of intrigue.
The eight-episode limited series is slated for spring 2020.
The official synopsis from producers: “Devs is a limited series that focuses on a young software engineer named Lily Chan (Sonoya Mizuno) who works for Amaya, a cutting-edge tech company based in Silicon Valley. After her boyfriend’s apparent suicide, Lily suspects foul play and begins to investigate. She quickly realizes that all roads lead to Forest (Nick Offerman), Amaya’s enigmatic CEO, and Devs, the company’s secret development division. In Lily’s quest to discover the truth, she uncovers a technology-based conspiracy that could change the world.”
Garland and executive producer Allon Reich were joined at the Hammerstein by cast members Mizuno, Jin Ha (Jamie), Zach Grenier (Kenton), Stephen McKinley Henderson (Stewart), Cailee Spaeny (Lyndon), and Karl Glusman (Sergei).
Garland said the switch in medium has been an invigorating one: “On a personal level, I thought, ‘maybe television is a better home for me.’ And on a writing level, I wanted the eight hours.” He went on to add, “I feel like everything I have learned up to this point I have put into the show. I couldn’t love it more.”
The Hammerstein presentation also included footage and an extended trailer that FX confined to the venue. The eight-episode limited series is set to premiere in Spring 2020.
Garland created, wrote and directed Devs, and serves as executive producer along with Andrew Macdonald & Allon Reich of DNA TV, and Scott Rudin, Eli Bush & Garrett Basch of Scott Rudin Productions. Garland partnered with Macdonald, Reich, Rudin, and Bush on the Oscar-winning Ex Machina and the follow-up feature Annihilation, which Garland also wrote and directed. Devs is produced by FX Productions.