Special Screening of Extrapolations

USC School of Cinematic Arts

USC’s School of Cinematic Arts presented a special screening of Extrapolations, the Apple TV+ series about climate change, that was followed by a Q&A with show creator Scott Z. Burns and executive producer and writer Dorothy Fortenberry.

The free event, held April 12 inside the Ray Stark Family Theatre, centered on the episode titled “Face of God” from season one that deals with geoengineering and co-stars Edward Norton. The discussion with Burns and Fortenberry afterward was moderated by Joe Árvai, director of the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies / USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences.

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The streaming series takes place in a near future when the impact of climate change on the planet has become part of everyday life. Geoengineering, or climate engineering, refer to emerging technologies that could counteract some of the impacts of global warming.

The screening was co-sponsored by the USC Office of Sustainability, Hollywood, Health & Society, USC Annenberg Center for Climate Journalism and Communication, and USC Dornsife Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies.

Burns is a writer, producer and director whose credits include the Academy Award-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, The Bourne Ultimatum and Contagion among his many credits. Fortenberry, a television writer and producer, worked on The 100 and The Handmaid’s Tale, for which she received multiple Emmy nominations, the PGA Award, and two WGA Awards. 

Apple TV+ has not yet announced a second season for the series.