If you remember the beginning of the year, you might recall that Betty Gilpin (GLOW) was set to star in Mrs. Davis, a Peacock series from Damon Lindelof and Tara Hernandez that dealt with a nun battling an all-powerful artificial intelligence. Sounds… interesting. Well, Peacock has announced the release date of Mrs. Davis as well as shared a few first-look photos of the upcoming series.
Described as “an exploration of faith versus technology — an epic battle of biblical and binary proportions,“ Mrs. Davis stars Betty Gilpin as Simon, a nun who goes to battle against an all-powerful artificial intelligence known as “Mrs. Davis.” The series will debut on April 20th. Check out a few first-look photos of Mrs. Davis below.
The series also stars Jake McDorman, who plays Simone’s rebellious ex, who also has a personal vendetta against the A.I. David Arquette, Elizabeth Marvel, Andy McQueen, Ben Chaplin, Margo Martindale, Katja Herbers, Chris Diamantopoulo, Ashley Romans, Tom Wlaschiha, and Mathilde Ollivier also star. Peacock also shared a message from Mrs. Davis, which you can read below.
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.
The first four episodes of Mrs. Davis will debut on Peacock on April 20, 2023.