Fox has released the Official Synopsis of NEXT episode “FILE #1” (1.01) that will be aired on Tuesday, October 6 at 09:00-10:00 PM.
A TECH LEGEND WARNS THE WORLD OF A DANGEROUS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Silicon Valley pioneer PAUL LEBLANC (Emmy Award nominee John Slattery, “Mad Men”) built a fortune and legacy on the world-changing innovations he dreamed up. After discovering that one of his own creations – a powerful artificial intelligence called NEXT – might spell doom for humankind, Paul tried to shutter the project, only to be kicked out of the company by his own brother, TED LEBLANC (Jason Butler Harner, “Ozark”). When a series of unsettling tech mishaps points to a potential worldwide crisis, Paul joins forces with Special Agent SHEA SALAZAR (Fernanda Andrade, “The First,” “Here and Now”). Meanwhile, Paul juggles his health and family life; Shea also focuses on a high-profile case; and Shea’s husband TY (Geraldo Celasco, “How to Get Away with Murder,” “The Haves and the Have Nots”) manages their son’s (Evan Whitten, THE RESIDENT, “Mr. Robot”) alarmingly close relationship with their “smart home assistant,” Iliza, as he experiences bullying at school.
“NEXT” is starring John Slattery as Paul LeBlanc, Fernanda Andrade as Special Agent Shea Salazar, Jason Butler Harner as Ted LeBlanc, Michael Mosley as C.M., Eve Harlow as Gina, Aaron Clifton Moten as Ben, Gerardo Celasco as Ty Salazar, Elizabeth Cappuccino as Abby LeBlanc, and Evan Whitten as Ethan Salazar.
Guest Cast are Ali Ahn as Sarina, John Cassini as Ron Mathis, and Chris Gauthier as Sean Akers
NEXT is a propulsive, fact-based thriller about the emergence of a deadly, rogue Artificial Intelligence, a series that asks us to look closely not only at our relationship to technology, but to one another.
“NEXT” is produced by 20th Television, and FOX. The series’ executive producers include Manny Coto, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Charlie Gogolak and Tim Hunter. The pilot episode was directed by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra.