Devs: Season 1

Devs: Season 1

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A young computer engineer (Sonoya Mizuno) investigates the secretive development division of her employer - a cutting-edge Silicon Valley company which she believes is behind the murder of her boyfriend. Written and directed by Alex Garland (Ex Machina, Annihilation).

2020Rating: 16USAFX
Science FictionThriller

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Episode 1

When her boyfriend Sergei vanishes after starting a new job... More at the secretive Devs division of tech company Amaya, software engineer Lily begins to suspect that his disappearance may not be as clear-cut as it seems.

EPISODE 1.2

Episode 2

Lily enlists ex-boyfriend Jamie's help to investigate Sergei's disappearance. She... More begins to question what she really knew about Sergei.

EPISODE 1.3

Episode 3

Lily returns to work at Amaya and explains her suspicions... More to Jen and Anya. Forest is visited by Laine, a powerful senator asking questions about the Devs project.

EPISODE 1.4

Episode 4

After Lily's behavior at Amaya, Kenton forces her to see... More a psychiatrist. Meanwhile, the Devs team disagree over the ethics of their invention, and Forest asserts his commitment to the project.

EPISODE 1.5

Episode 5

Kenton pays Jamie a visit to guarantee his silence, while... More Katie covertly exploits the Devs system for her own ends.

EPISODE 1.6

Episode 6

Lily and Jamie visit Forest looking for answers, and Katie... More reveals to Lily the true nature of the Devs system.

EPISODE 1.7

Episode 7

The Devs team perfect the system, and Forest and Katie... More wait for the completion of the Devs project.

EPISODE 1.8

Episode 8

Lily arrives for her final confrontation with Forest and Katie,... More hoping to find some closure and resolution.

Devs: Season 1 | Reviews

82%90 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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The Age

The Age

Devs is a sci-fi detective story with a philosophical bent. And it balances those elements extremely well, even if it moves rather slowly.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

I'm still not sure I know what the point of the Devs project is, but I loved watching Devs unfold.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Overall, this was a very promising first episode, and it bodes well for the rest of the series.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

Amid the glut of prestige TV, it turns out that a smart, experimental sci-fi show that knows entertainment value and depth aren't mutually exclusive still feels like something special.

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Vulture

Vulture

Somewhere in Devs, there are relevant lessons to be learned about the misuse of technology and the age-old conflict between predestiny and free will... But this series is so hard to... decode that any of its deeper meanings get lost.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

[A] mostly well-plotted and delicately paced drip-feed of information.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

[Alex Garland's] work offers a bracing jolt that then lingers like a haunting.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Some will surely watch "Devs" twice. That's my prediction of the series' future, and I feel confident making it.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Garland uses his time wisely, and his beautiful vision of a ghastly future is undeniably insightful. Some of its ideas may not be welcome - they sure as shit aren't comforting - but "Devs" sticks with you, whether you want it to or not.

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Collider

Collider

Devs is also downright gorgeous to look at, alternately vibrant and stark, earthy and modernistic, and jam-packed with striking imagery that sears right into your brain.

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Variety

Variety

You need to study Devs - every frame might be giving you an answer. Or it might not. Part of the fun of this show is getting wrapped-up in its mind-blowing originality. For better or worse, Devs is a show that stands almost entirely on its own.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It's haunting and hypnotic, a show of marrow-seeping mood and a unity of vision that carries through every frame. If it also turns a corner from entrancingly opaque to a bit on-the-nose by the end... chances are that you'll be too absorbed to be bothered.

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Devs: Season 1 | Release Details

Devs: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Neon and Disney+.