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Dan Shotz, showrunner of Apple TV Plus’ “See,” sat down with Variety and explained why they cast Jason Momoa (“Aquaman”) as the lead during the Variety and Apple TV Plus Collaborations panel.

“The character of Baba Voss, that’s Jason Momoa, there is probably no one in the world who could play this other than him. He was our only choice,” Shotz said. “It’s a different Jason Momoa than we’ve ever seen. He talks about it a lot, how much he had to dig deep. He’s a father in this story and it’s a very emotional story.”

The series imagines a futuristic society wherein humans have lost the sense of sight and forced to adapt to new ways of living. When two twins who can see are born to Momoa’s character, he’s pushed to rally neighboring tribes and protect his family.

“See” stars Momoa, Sylvia Hoeks (“The Girl in the Spider’s Web”), Alfre Woodard (“The Lion King”), Hera Hilmar, Christian Camargo (“House of Cards”) and Nesta Cooper (“The Edge of Seventeen”). Executive producers include Steven Knight (“Peaky Blinders”), Francis Lawrence (“Red Sparrow”), Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and Kristen Campo