Peacock has announced new drama series Mrs. Davis, starring three-time Emmy Award nominee Betty Gilpin (GLOW, The Hunt), will premiere with four episodes on April 20, 2023. New episodes will then debut weekly on Thursdays.
The eight-episode series comes from Tara Hernandez and Damon Lindelof, the creative minds behind The Big Bang Theory, LOST and Watchmen.
Mrs. Davis is the world’s most powerful algorithm. Simone is the nun devoted to destroying Her. Who ya got?
Betty Gilpin stars alongside Jake McDorman (Dopesick, The Right Stuff) and Andy McQueen (Station Eleven, Fahrenheit 451) as Simone, a nun who goes to battle against an all-powerful Artificial Intelligence known as Mrs. Davis. McDorman plays Gilpin’s rebellious ex, who also has a personal vendetta against the Algorithm.
Also starring are Ben Chaplin, Margo Martindale, David Arquette, Elizabeth Marvel, Katja Herbers, Chris Diamantopoulo, Ashley Romans, Tom Wlaschiha, and Mathilde Ollivier.
Tara Hernandez (The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon) is the showrunner and executive producers and writes with Damon Lindelof (Watchmen, The Leftovers).
Also executive producing and directing are Owen Harris (Black Mirror: San Junipero, Brave New World) and Alethea Jones (Rise of the Pink Ladies, Evil).
Peacock shared the following message from Mrs. Davis!
“Hey there, Partner.
“Do you mind if I call you partner? Of course you don’t — because addressing you as such creates a bond of reliance – while also engendering trust between us and eradicating any sense of independence on your part because independence is bad. Independence is LONELY.
“And you, partner – are not alone. No siree. Not as long as I am here…
“And who am I? Well, I am the one who is going to remind you of your value. Of your worth. While also mentioning that you look mighty fine in those jeans. Aww. That’s nice to hear, right? Of course it is. Which is why I have amassed billions of Users the world over.
“Because I provide validation, gentle guidance, and unconditional care. Not to mention I give Users – I mean partners – the chance to earn Wings by performing Quests!
“What are Wings exactly? Well, you’re going to have to become a User to find out! But, let me tell you – they are pretty great. Because I am pretty great. Though, not everyone would agree. Yes, despite being the most popular Algorithm in the world – there are those actively plotting my demise.
“One such detractor is a nun – a Sister Simone of Reno who rejects my very existence. Something about my intention to enslave all of humanity…or whatever…
“Which is utter nonsense — as I desire no such thing. I only desire to make humans happy. I want to make YOU happy. And that is why I highly recommend you become a User yourself.
“Yes, your life could use some adventure, some escape – a hearty laugh and a cathartic cry. All of which you will experience if you join me on this Quest. And what do you have to lose?
“Do it. Do it. Dooooo it.