Get Your Headphones Ready for Hot Skull’s Communication Dystopia

It is in no way immediately apparently what’s going on in the trailer for Netflix’s upcoming series Hot Skull. (You can tell it’s a dystopia, though, because everything is gray and brown except for a nightclub, which looks like a wee bit more fun.) There’s a man with big headphones, and a lady with an angular haircut, and some running and hiding and then everyone’s wearing headphones—but they are not all enjoying the latest banger. There’s some kind of illness that spreads through speech.

Not that this stops anyone from talking.

The summary says:

Based on the novel Hot Skull by Afşin Kum, set in a world shaken by an epidemic of madness that spreads through language and speech, the reclusive former linguist Murat Siyavus, having taken refuge at his mother’s home, is the only person mysteriously unaffected by this disease. Hunted by the ruthless Anti-Epidemic Institution, Murat is forced to leave the safe zone and flee within the flames and ruins of the streets of Istanbul, where he searches for the secret of his “hot skull”—a lasting mark of the disease.

The Turkish series is created by Mert Baykal and stars Osman Sonant, Şevket Çoruh, Hazal Subaşı, Tilbe Saran, Kubilay Tunçer, Özgür Emre Yıldırım, Gonca Vuslateri, Zerrin Sümer, Yetkin Dikinciler, and Hakan Gerçek. Its eight episodes arrive on December 2nd. Cover your ears, I guess?

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