Nikki Crawford, Melvin Abston star in futuristic ‘H+’ web series (Videos)

Posted on August 9, 2012 /Video

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Nikki Crawford and Melvin Abston appear in the first two episodes of Warner Bros.’ new web series H+.

The digital series, produced by Bryan Singer (“The Usual Suspects,” “X-Men: First Class”), is set in the near future and follows people who have computers implanted in their heads. When someone puts a virus into the system, people start dying.

The official show synopsis reads: “H+: The Digital Series takes viewers on a journey into an apocalyptic future where technology has begun to spiral out of control…. In 2019, 33% of the world’s population has retired its cell phones and laptops in favor of a stunning new device – an implanted computer system called H+.

This tiny tool allows the user’s own mind and nervous system to be connected to the Internet 24 hours a day. But something else is coming… something dark and vicious… and within seconds, billions of people will be dead… opening the door to radical changes in the political and social landscape of the planet — prompting survivors to make sense of what went wrong.”

Even though the black guy dies, you are still encouraged to watch the first two episodes below. Yeah, spoiler alert.

‘DRIVING UNDER’

Fragments of news reports show a future world as it adopts H+: a radical new way to be connected to information and each other through only your thoughts, via a high-tech implant. While the breakthrough is hotly anticipated by the masses, it is a change not easily adopted by its discontents. We segue to a couple parking their car in an underground airport garage. The husband, Lee, surreptitiously watches a football game on his H+, upsetting his wife Julie who wants him to drive safely. Their domestic squabble is interrupted by a bizarre spectacle throwing their world into chaos.

‘ON THEIR LEVEL’

Julie and Lee stand shocked at the sudden chaos surrounding them in the lot and then risk a similar fate as Lee goes to aid the fallen people. A mysterious bearded man in glasses, Kenneth, appears and leads a small group down to Level 6, where he insists they’re safe. But some in the group are skeptical of their hero and, namely, his theory for what has just happened.

New episodes of H+ will be released every Wednesday on Youtube.