The Oyster

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In a not so distant future, due to overwhelming carbon emissions, The Earth is on the brink of becoming uninhabitable. These conditions are made far more horrifying because the available housing shelters (that can produce sustainable air quality) will only be able to house 80% of the world’s total population. To try and save the human race, every person has a government-mandated microchip implanted in their brains to attempt to facilitate the migration of a portion of the population to an underground shelter. In order to decide who gets to be protected and who must stay above ground, the government implements a value scale they have determined based on “usefulness” to future society. If you are valued at a 50 or above, you will be chosen to enter the bunker, and, if not, you must stay above ground and face the end of days. “Neuron” (which acts as both a prestigious brain implant and also a software company) is folded into a sanctioned branch of the government called, “The Ministry of Experience.” Their job now is to develop technologies and software that can replicate the human experience above ground. But what is far more pressing is The Ministry must find a way to reduce the use of resources, or they will run out of all survivable assets before being able to relocate to “Eden” - the one place above ground that might be salvageable in a few years time. Whether Eden will be ready in time remains to be seen, but its existence is literally the last hope for the human race surviving. In a drastic effort to cut emissions and resource usage, “The Oyster” is created. The Oyster is Nirvana - A state absent from the mind while being filled with complete pleasure and bliss. What, then, happens when reality begins to fade and The Oyster is all that remains? The Oyster stars Logan Browning (Dear White People and the Perfection), Mamoudou Athie (Jurassic World), Carla Gugino (Haunting of Hill House), Keith David (Greenleaf), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Constance Zimmer (House of Cards, UnReal), Andrew Santino (Dave) and more. Created by Alex Aldea and Adrienne Schaffler

Episode Date
Episode 3 - The Final Call
39:40

Trigger warning: This episode contains graphic violence and reference to self harm.

Ori and Luca attend The Final Call.

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp , Buffy, and Tushy.

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The Oyster is created by Alex Aldea and Adrienne Schaffler.

This episode was written by Adrienne Schaffler, Alex Aldea and Jordan Cobb.

Cast:

Logan Browning as Hannah Ori
Mamadou Athie as Luca
Carla Gugino as Christian
Keith David as Policeman #1
Donnell Rawlings as Micah Ori
Kimberly Hébert Gregory as Sarah Ori
Andrew Santino as Art Minor
Kenny Allen as Ben Avery
David Ault as Oliver Barron
Jamey Jasta as Doorman of the Final Call
Karlous Miller as Speaker of the Final Call
Howard Jones as Singer of the Final Call

This episode features Simple Man performed by Howard Jones (Light the Torch).

Written by Ronnie Van Zant and Garry Rossington.

Copyright song of Universal, Inc.

Production:
Executive Produced by Logan Browning, Alex Cline, Alex Aldea and Adrienne Schaffler.
Edited by Victor Figueroa.
Sound Design and Foley by Victor Figueroa.
Music Composition by Alex Aldea and Andrew Joselyn.
Mixing by Alex Aldea

Nov 21, 2020
Episode 2 - The Trial
36:55

Trigger warning: This episode contains self harm.

Ori and Christian embark on the first Oyster trial.

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp , Buffy, and Hellofresh.

The Oyster is created by Alex Aldea and Adrienne Schaffler.

The Oyster is created by Alex Aldea and Adrienne Schaffler.
This episode was written by Alex Aldea, Adrienne Schaffler, and Jordan Cobb.

Cast:

Logan Browning as Hannah Ori
Giancarlo Esposito as Dolos Devlet
Carla Gugino as Christian
Keith David as Policeman #1
Donnell Rawlings as Micah Ori
Kimberly Hébert Gregory as Sarah Ori
Andrew Santino as Art Minor
Kenny Allen as Ben Avery
Johnny Ferro as Scott Thompson
Dionne Lea Williams as Lauren Thompson
Jolie Handler as Beth Thompson
Sean Blakemore as Professor Stapleton
Constance Zimmer as President Owens
Mamoudou Athie as Luca

Michelle Visage as Sharon Stapleton

Nichole Goodnight as The Oyster

Production:
Executive Produced by Logan Browning, Alex Cline, Alex Aldea and Adrienne Schaffler.
Edited by Victor Figueroa.
Sound Design and Foley by Victor Figueroa.
Music Composition by Alex Aldea and Andrew Joselyn.
Mixing by Alex Aldea

Nov 13, 2020
Episode 1 - The Sorting
30:39

Welcome to the world of The Oyster. 

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp and Hellofresh.

The Oyster is created by Alex Aldea and Adrienne Schaffler.
This episode was written by Alex Aldea, Adrienne Schaffler, and Jordan Cobb.

Cast:

Logan Browning as Hannah Ori
Giancarlo Esposito as Dolos Devlet
Carla Gugino as Christian
Keith David as Policeman #1
Donnell Rawlings as Micah Ori
Kimberly Hébert Gregory as Sarah Ori
Andrew Santino as Art Minor
Kenny Allen as Ben Avery
Johnny Ferro as Scott Thompson
Dionne Lea Williams as Lauren Thompson
Jolie Handler as Beth Thompson
Nicole Goodnight as Jane
David Cummings as Bill
Nikolle Doolin as Linda

Production:
Executive Produced by Logan Browning, Alex Cline, Alex Aldea and Adrienne Schaffler.
Edited by Victor Figueroa.
Sound Design and Foley by Victor Figueroa.
Music Composition by Alex Aldea and Andrew Joselyn.
Mixing by Alex Aldea

Nov 13, 2020
Trailer
03:41

This is a trailer for The Oyster.

Oct 30, 2020