The Oyster

The Oyster

In a not so distant future, due to overwhelming carbon emissions, The Earth is on the brink of becoming uninhabitable. These conditions are made far more horrifying because the available housing shelters (that can produce sustainable air quality) will only be able to house 80% of the world’s total population. To try and save the human race, every person has a government-mandated microchip implanted in their brains to attempt to facilitate the migration of a portion of the population to an underground shelter. In order to decide who gets to be protected and who must stay above ground, the government implements a value scale they have determined based on “usefulness” to future society. If you are valued at a 50 or above, you will be chosen to enter the bunker, and, if not, you must stay above ground and face the end of days. “Neuron” (which acts as both a prestigious brain implant and also a software company) is folded into a sanctioned branch of the government called, “The Ministry of Experience.” Their job now is to develop technologies and software that can replicate the human experience above ground. But what is far more pressing is The Ministry must find a way to reduce the use of resources, or they will run out of all survivable assets before being able to relocate to “Eden” - the one place above ground that might be salvageable in a few years time. Whether Eden will be ready in time remains to be seen, but its existence is literally the last hope for the human race surviving. In a drastic effort to cut emissions and resource usage, “The Oyster” is created. The Oyster is Nirvana - A state absent from the mind while being filled with complete pleasure and bliss. What, then, happens when reality begins to fade and The Oyster is all that remains? The Oyster stars Logan Browning (Dear White People and the Perfection), Mamoudou Athie (Jurassic World), Carla Gugino (Haunting of Hill House), Keith David (Greenleaf), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Constance Zimmer (House of Cards, UnReal), Andrew Santino (Dave) and more. Created by Alex Aldea and Adrienne Schaffler

Episodes

October 30, 2020 3 mins

This is a trailer for The Oyster.

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Welcome to the world of The Oyster. 

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp and Hellofresh.

The Oyster is created by Alex Aldea and Adrienne Schaffler.
This episode was written by Alex Aldea, Adrienne Schaffler, and Jordan Cobb.

Cast:

Logan Browning as Hannah Ori
Giancarlo Esposito as Dolos Devlet
Carla Gugino as Christian
Keith David as Policeman #1
Donnell Rawlings as Micah Ori
Kimberly Hébert Gregory as Sarah Ori
Andrew Santino...

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November 13, 2020 36 mins

Trigger warning: This episode contains self harm.

Ori and Christian embark on the first Oyster trial.

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp , Buffy, and Hellofresh.

The Oyster is created by Alex Aldea and Adrienne Schaffler.

The Oyster is created by Alex Aldea and Adrienne Schaffler.
This episode was written by Alex Aldea, Adrienne Schaffler, and Jordan Cobb.

Cast:

Logan Browning as Hannah Ori
Giancarlo Esposito as Dolos Devlet
C...

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November 21, 2020 39 mins

Trigger warning: This episode contains graphic violence and reference to self harm.

Ori and Luca attend The Final Call.

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp , Buffy, and Tushy.

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The Oyster is created by Alex Aldea and Adrienne Schaffler.

This episode was written by Adrienne Schaffler, Alex Aldea and Jordan Cobb.

Cast:

Logan Browning as Hannah Ori
Mamadou Athie as Luca
Carla Gugino as Chris...

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November 28, 2020 35 mins

In this episode, Ori begins to learn more about the overrides.

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, Headspace and Bright Cellars.

The Oyster is created by Alex Aldea and Adrienne Schaffler.
This episode was written by Adrienne Schaffler, Alex Aldea and Jordan Cobb.

Cast:

Logan Browning as Hannah Ori
Mamoudou Athie As Luca
Carla Gugino as Christian
Keith David as Policeman #1
Giancarlo Esposito as Dolos Devlet
Donnell Rawlings a...

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December 6, 2020 58 mins

Trigger warning: This episode contains self harm.

In this episode, Ori begins to learn more about the overrides.

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, Tushy and Storyworth.

The Oyster is created by Alex Aldea and Adrienne Schaffler.
This episode was written by Adrienne Schaffler, Alex Aldea and Jordan Cobb.

Cast:

Logan Browning as Hannah Ori
Mamoudou Athie As Luca
Carla Gugino as Christian
Keith David as Policeman #1
Giancarlo E...

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December 13, 2020 42 mins

Trigger warning: This episode contains self harm and references to suicide.

In this episode, Ori learns about Luca's experience in The Sorting.

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, Hellofresh and Helix.

The Oyster is created by Alex Aldea and Adrienne Schaffler.
This episode was written by Adrienne Schaffler, Alex Aldea and Jordan Cobb.

Cast:

Logan Browning as Hannah Ori
Mamoudou Athie As Luca
Carla Gugino as Christian
Keith Da...

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December 19, 2020 41 mins

Trigger warning: This episode contains self harm.

In The Oyster Season 1 Finale, Ori descends upon the Cave.

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp , Care/Of and Headspace.

The Oyster is created by Alex Aldea and Adrienne Schaffler.

The Oyster is created by Alex Aldea and Adrienne Schaffler.
This episode was written by Alex Aldea, Adrienne Schaffler, and Jordan Cobb.

Cast:

Logan Browning as Hannah Ori
Giancarlo Esposito as Dolos D...

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