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I mean if you once play Khal Drogo in an epic show like Game of Thrones, it is difficult to over it entirely, isn't it? After playing a barbarian warrior, Jason Momoa is playing a hulking warrior Baba Voss, a ferocious fighter who lives in a future world — but it's not quite the future that comes to mind when considering post-apocalyptic drama.
So, how did See happen for Apple TV+? In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Steven Knight, the creator of Peaky Blinders and See, said, "I have no idea where ideas come from! I live in England, but I was in Beverly Hills at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. I woke up one morning. I'm sure these things come from the same place where dreams come from. It's early in the morning, I have an idea for a big what if: how would people get along if they couldn't see? If they have this important sense taken away from them? I thought, how could it occur? Six hundred years into the future, how has it worked out for humanity? I began to follow that thought process. I felt the planet would be happy. The planet would be better off. It would be healed. Almost certainly, the human race would no longer be dominating the environment. There's one consequence. I kept thinking the consequences through and started thinking about people, and then I started to write.
It happened that my favorite producer in the world, Jenno Topping, who I was working with on something else, was giving me a lift to Santa Monica two days later. We were in the car, I started telling her the story, and she started driving a little more slowly. By the time we reached the Fairmont Hotel, she was in. We sent the scripts out, and a lot of people were interested. I don't know why, but it just seemed natural that Apple would be the place to take it … because it was a groundbreaking [premise], and they're breaking new ground, so why not?"
On which character first came to his mind, Knight said, "Baba Voss. He was the dominant character from the beginning. I wanted him to be a big warrior who has children who are not his [biological] children, but he steps over that and it makes him bigger. He's the ultimate male warrior who does not have children, and yet he's still the ultimate male warrior. I wanted to examine that as a situation. The characters and the stories and the dialogue come from sitting down and doing it, though, rather than trying to plan it. The first two episodes just came out onto the screen, and then you read it back."
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