Devs and the Parallax Ending

BLACK, Jack (2020). Devs and the Parallax Ending. Critical Studies in Television Online.

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Alex Garland’s recent miniseries, Devs (20th Television, 2020), takes on many similar themes which have been explored in his previous directorial outputs, including Ex Machina (A24; Universal Pictures, 2015) and Annihilation (Paramount Pictures; Netflix, 2018). A science fiction thriller, Devs follows the computer engineer, Lily Chan (Sonoya Mizuno), whose boyfriend mysteriously commits suicide after his first day working for the ‘Devs’ project. The project is run by the quantum computing company, Amaya. Amaya’s CEO is Forest (Nick Offerman), a tech entrepreneur, whose wealth has allowed him to develop the unique quantum mechanics facility. Notable members of staff are subsequently promoted to join Devs, where, in the first episode, Lily’s boyfriend, Sergei (Karl Glusman) is invited to join. Upon joining the program, we realise that Sergei has attempted to steal the Devs code, revealing himself as a suspected Russian industrial spy. Unbeknownst to Lily, Sergei is murdered by Forest and his head of security at the end of episode one for attempting to steal the code. ... Read more -

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Date Deposited: 12 May 2020 13:59
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