The release date for Halcyon season 2 — Pending
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Innovative hybrid series – plot and cast
SyFy has taken a courageous step into the future with a new hybrid linear/virtual reality short-form series Halcyon. Created by Canadian digital studio Secret Location and directed by BAFTA nominee Benjamin Arfmann, it has premiered on September 22, 2016. The show contains 15 episodes – 10 of them will air around the world on SyFy’s channels and websites, and 5 virtual reality episodes are available on the Oculus Rift platform. A special airing of the premiere episode took place on SyFy UK on September 26, 2016.
A police procedural set in mid-21st century, Halcyon portrays a dark world where virtual reality is a household technology. It is so commonplace that there is a Virtual Reality Crimes Unit on the police force. The cast of the series is led by Michael Therriault (Blake Creighton), Lisa Marcos (Detective Jules Dover) and Harveen Sandhu (Asha), and the first season of the show follows the investigation of a murder of a CEO of a major virtual reality company.
Experimental technology – will it be warmly received?
The virtual reality episodes are interactive, wherein users are provided with an opportunity to work with the clues and take part in the investigation of the chief mystery of the series. This makes the Halcyon experience go way beyond other cross-media immersive projects of the recent times. Curiously, issues of unrestrained progress and humankind progressively getting further immersed and intermeshed with the technologies utilized by people are explored, while the series’ format actually brings us closer to the very future it portrays. Halcyon is not SyFy’s first swing at a cross-platform project, but the previous hybrid, Defiance, did not fare very well with the viewers and had to be canceled. Stay tuned, and we will inform you when a decision is made on the show’s future.
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