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Amazon's Tales From the Loop Trailer Is Just as Trippy as You'd Expect

The surreal sci-fi show pays homage to the art of Simon Stålenhag

Krutika Mallikarjuna

It might sound odd that Amazon's new cerebral sci-fi show Tales From the Loop is technically adapted from the work of a Swedish artist, but one look at Simon Stålenhag's art and you can easily picture how an entire world could be built from just one image. Amazon's adaptation of Stålenhag's mind-bending work -- which also spawned a tabletop RPG -- debuts Friday, April 3.

The series will focus in on the lives and surrealist adventures of the people who live above the Loop, a machine built to unlock and explore the mysteries of the universe. Basically, in this community, the townspeople can make things previously relegated to the realm of science fiction a reality. The trailer gives us thrilling flashes of telekinesis, reversed gravity, fighting mechas, and several unexplained phenomena, all set to a surprisingly hopeful score. Tales From the Loop isn't your average sci-fi anthology decrying people's reliance on technology -- rather, it's an optimistic and hopeful look at how humanity could connect to each other in the future.

The show's star-studded cast includes Rebecca Hall, Paul Schneider, Daniel Zolghadri, Duncan Joiner, Abby Ryder Fortson, and Jonathan Pryce.

Tales From the Loop premieres Friday, April 3 on Amazon.

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