First Children of the Machine trailer is sci-fi through the lens of an American Eagle catalog

There’s an ambitious new online series dubbed Children of the Machine in the works, and now we have the first, bizarre trailer for the future-set project. Want to see? 

Set in the year 2025, the series offers a lens into a world where biohacking has become the norm and teenagers are all falling over themselves to get the cool new chip installed. Our peek into that alt-future comes via 14-year-old Winona, who tells us all about the tech and why she has to have it to function in this world.

The weird part? The entire six-minute clip is filmed like a commercial for American Eagle or Abercrombie & Fitch, with the very young actress at its center lounging on the beach or dangling her feet off a tree with copious lens flare to frame her hip outfits. It’s an odd mix, as The Verge notes, and almost feels like a sci-fi take on The O.C.

The series represents BitTorrent’s first big swing into creating original content, and they’ll be piloting a unique new model to make it happen. The free-to-view pilot hits the web in December, and if at least 250,000 people like it enough to kick in $9.95 up front, they’ll produce seven more episodes to finish out the first season.

(Via The Verge)

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