Extrapolations: release date, episodes, cast and everything we know about the TV show

Sienna Miller in Extrapolation
Sienna Miller in Extrapolation (Image credit: Apple TV Plus)

The new Scott Z. Burns series Extrapolations attempts to show just how different life can end up if the danger of climate change is not addressed in his star-studded new anthology series on Apple TV Plus.

One of the many high-profile new TV shows premiering on Apple TV Plus in 2023, Extrapolations joins the likes of Ted Lasso season 3, The Reluctant Traveler, Silo and more. But just who is starring and what else do you need to know about this new series?

Read on below for everything to get you ready to watch Extrapolations.

Extrapolations release date

Extrapolations premieres on Apple TV Plus on Friday, March 17. The first three episodes of the series are going to be available right away, then one new episode will release weekly. There are a total of eight episodes. 

Extrapolations plot

Extrapolations is looking to address one of the defining issues of our time, climate change, by imagining how it will impact humans' lives in the near future. Here is the official synopsis for Extrapolations:

"Extrapolations is a bracing drama from writer, director and executive producer Scott Z. Burns that introduces a near future where the chaotic effects of climate change have become embedded into our everyday lives. Eight interwoven stories about love, work, faith and family from across the globe will explore the intimate, life-altering choices that must be made when the planet is changing faster than the population. Every story is different, but the fight for our future is universal. And when the fate of humanity is up against a ticking clock, the battle between courage and complacency has never been more urgent. Are we brave enough to become the solution to our own undoing before it's too late?"

Extrapolations episodes

Here are the synopses for all of the Extrapolations episodes that have been released so far:

Extrapolations episode 1, "2037: A Raven Story"
"As nations fight over Earth's fate, Rebecca (Sienna Miller), Marshall (Daveed Diggs) and Junior (Matthew Rhys) all see their plans go up in smoke."

Extrapolations episode 2, "2046: Whale Fall"
"Rebecca, a marine biologist, strives to connect with a humpback whale before it's too late."

Extrapolations episode 3, "2047: The Fifth Question"
"As Miami's water rises, Rabbi Zucker gets an intriguing offer from the father (David Schwimmer) of a young woman preparing for her bat mitzvah."

Extrapolations cast 

The cast for Extrapolations is stocked with A-listers and talented actors from around the world. As this is an anthology series, most of the actors are just going to appear in a single episode.

Here is the full cast list:

Extrapolations trailer

Get a glimpse at the future Scott Z. Burns has imagined for his series Extrapolations with its full trailer, as well as many of the stars set to appear in the series: 

How to watch Extrapolations

An Apple TV original series, Extrapolations is going to be available exclusively on Apple TV Plus. The streaming service is available in the US, UK and most of the globe, so all you need to do is sign up and you can start watching. 

Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd (opens in new tab).