‘Reverie’ is an American science fiction drama series that is a techno-thriller as well. The show airs on NBC, and first premiered on May 30, 2018. It has been created by Mickey Fisher.
Mara Kint is called upon to save the lives of people. And not just from any threat but from a virtual-reality simulation, where their minds have been lost. Yes, you heard correctly, this is another science fiction drama that is sure to blow your mind. Enter a world where your mind can travel into a memory of your past, or a memory you choose to create. But what happens when you like living in your imaginary world too much and never want to come out. This is where Mara comes in, who is a hostage negotiator and works to free the mind of the people from their ‘virtual’, second body.
Dante famously wrote, “There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.” However, in this scenario, the recollection at times of misery is a sort of escape, since your mind can actually remain there. However, there are consequences to this action, which is where our protagonist comes in saves people from being stuck in an unreal condition. Naturally, the task of remembering and the formation of memory is a sensitive and unique experience to everyone, and the show managed to draw a fair amount of viewers.
Critics have naturally drawn comparisons to ‘Black Mirror’ due to the presence of technology on this show and its effect on characters, but many have been left a little dissatisfied with the positive overtone of a show with such a dark premise. A critic said, “Audiences have gotten familiar with this kind of cautionary yarn, where technology offers a lonely simulacrum of human contact. But Reverie’s pilot turns the idea toward optimism and earnest schmaltz—with extremely dull results.”
Reverie Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast of ‘Reverie’ includes Sarah Shahi in the role of Mara Kint. She is an expert in hostage negotiation and in human behavior. She is hired by Onira-Tech to save the patients stuck in Reverie. Although she intervenes, she has her own ghosts since she lost her niece and sister in a shooting. She uses Reverie too, in order to deal with the guilt of not having saved them.
Dennis Haysbert appears as Charlie Ventana, an ex-cop who used to be Mara’s boss. He is a senior security consultant at the company and is responsible for getting Mara hired. Jessica Lu is seen in the show as Alexis Barrett, a programmer who is introverted and the founder of Onira-Tech. She is also the brains behind Reverie.