Showcase has just launched “Halcyon”, an innovative new digital series that blends scripted drama and virtual reality, available to watch now in Canada exclusively on Showcase.ca.
Comprised of 10 short-form webisodes and five interactive VR episodes, the futuristic thriller is described as “an interactive police procedural designed to first captivate viewers, and then bring them deeper into the complex story through virtual reality.”
Set in the year 2040, VR technology has reached the point where those clunky VR goggles have been replaced by neurological implants directly in the brain. When Blake Creighton (Michael Therriault, “Heroes Reborn”) — CEO of the world’s leading virtual reality company, Halcyon — is found dead, the cops suspect murder. Detective Jules Dover (Lisa Marcos, “Lost Girl”) and her partner, Asha (Harveen Sandhu, “Pygmalion”) are on the case, and find themselves investigating what may be the world’s first virtual murder.
The groundbreaking interactive series brings viewers directly into the action, collecting evidence, dusting for fingerprints and searching for clues in the the virtual world that will ultimately solve the crime.
For the ultimate experience, check out all 15 episodes on the Halcyon VR app for Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus.