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Infinite Thread - What We Know So Far

From "The Expanse" to "The Tomorrow War," Amazon has gone all-in on high profile science fiction content. This trend continues with "Infinite Thread," its latest sci-fi television show (via Deadline). 

Justin Lin is attached to "Infinite Thread" through his production company, Perfect Storm Entertainment. While perhaps best known for directing quite a few entries in the "Fast and Furious" franchise, Lin does have some experience with science fiction as well. He directed the well-received third entry in the rebooted "Star Trek" series, "Star Trek Beyond."

"Infinite Thread" was originally a spec script by Julius and Alston Ramsay, and they will serve as co-showrunners. Joining them in this role will be Byron Balasco, creator of the well-received "Kingdom." With so much talent behind "Infinite Thread," you may want to know more about the project, including the story, who will star, and when it will actually see the light of day.

What's the release date for Infinite Thread?

According to Deadline, "Infinite Thread" just entered development at Amazon Studios. With that in mind, pinpointing an exact release date for the series is almost impossible. Given it's a science fiction series premiering on a streaming network, it will likely require at least some effects work. This could easily increase production and post-production time. "Infinite Thread" also still needs to attract some talent, both behind the camera and in front of it, which could also prolong the launch.

Viewers could easily be waiting until 2023 at the very least to see "Infinite Thread" on their screens. Of course, this is only speculation, and it's just as likely that the show could see the light of day before that — or even later. With the uncertainty of the world right now and the precautions in place in order to film safely, it is simply too difficult to say for sure when "Infinite Thread" will become available.

Who's in the cast for Infinite Thread?

Much like with information relating to a release date for "Infinite Thread," any solid news regarding a cast for the show is currently unknown.

"Infinite Thread" was only recently picked up by Amazon and the search for on camera talent will likely begin soon. With that in mind, Justin Lin's involvement could suggest that actors from his previous films will make an appearance. Perhaps this could come in the form of cast members from the various "Fast and Furious" movies, like Vin Diesel or Michelle Rodriguez, or even some "Star Trek Beyond" actors, such as Chris Pine or Karl Urban. The latter already stars on the Amazon show "The Boys."

Alternatively, "Infinite Thread" could go the route of casting relatively unknown actors, such as was the case for "The Expanse." With Lin's involvement, however, and the fact that it's on a streaming network like Amazon, it wouldn't be a stretch to imagine that no expense will be spared when it comes to casting "Infinite Thread."

What's the plot for Infinite Thread?

As far as "Infinite Thread" news goes, information about the plot is what we have the most of so far. As mentioned previously, the project was originally a spec script from Julius and Alston Ramsay (per Deadline). It centers on the kidnapping of twins and a sheriff's search for them. Apparently, during their search for said twins, the sheriff will be dragged into a strange series of events that will somehow change humanity forever. Though definitely rooted in science fiction, "Infinite Thread" will also include elements of true crime.

While it's easy to see how this could have been a one-off film, the premise for "Infinite Thread" definitely lends itself well to a television show, especially something on a streaming network. Crime shows are still a staple for networks, but even the edgier ones have picked up traction on streaming platforms like Netflix. While the fate of "Infinite Thread" remains to be seen, with talent like Justin Lin and Byron Balasco involved, it's easy to assume that the series could be something truly special.