KID: A History of The Future - Part One

Offliner Universe

 From the near future, Kid talks with Izzy on 2021 Instagram, describing a world devastated by floods and pollution. He’s escaped by the skin of his teeth from a terrifying encounter, mind to mind, with someone insanely famous and powerful. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Back at the beginning of Kid’s story, we meet him and his friends Eliza and Pas, whooping it up in the ruins of London as they go on ‘Scav Squad’ duties in search of supplies for their people. The Offliners, the underground tribe, the outsiders rebelling against a totally digital future.

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From the near future, Kid talks with Izzy on 2021 Instagram, describing a world devastated by floods and pollution. He’s escaped by the skin of his teeth from a terrifying encounter, mind to mind, with someone insanely famous and powerful. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Back at the beginning of Kid’s story, we meet him and his friends Eliza and Pas, whooping it up in the ruins of London as they go on ‘Scav Squad’ duties in search of supplies for their people. The Offliners, the underground tribe, the outsiders rebelling against a totally digital future.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 8

18 min 41 sec

Inside The Cell - The Interviews is a special series of conversations hosted by Sebastian de Souza & Tanya Burr featuring some amazing special guests. In the first episode join Seb & Tanya as they talk all things acting! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 8

30 min 59 sec

Kid and his Offliner mates Eliza and Pas run into the digital apparition of the most famous girl in the world. She promises a future of perfect happiness in Perspecta 3, the ultimate life app. What’s not to like? Why is Kid so conflicted? From Lucien’s, the black market store where everything has its price, it’s up to the roof where the future can be seen all around, gleaming anonymously on the outskirts of dead London. No wonder the songs of the Golden Dusk feel like a lifeline to a vanished past. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 16

27 min 40 sec

The near future. Cities stand deserted under a pall of pollution after the population has fled into vast new complexes offering a life of digital, virtual bliss. For the Offliners, rebels who refuse to turn their back on reality, Piccadilly Circus is now a subterranean refuge.Coming back from ‘scav’ duties with his friends, Joshua ‘Kid’ Jones faces the military door-warden, then heads underground into the world that has been his home for almost as long as he can remember. A secret world with its own oddities and oddballs, its own rituals … even its own sky. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 23

27 min 54 sec

Celebration day for Kid and his people! In 2078, it’s 25 years since the Offliners of Piccadilly Circus began their rebellion against an all-digital, all-virtual future. Ruth, their steely leader, reminds them all why they’re here, what they’re fighting for, and what they stand to lose. But there are some very unwelcome guests at the party…In 2021, schoolgirl Izzy begins writing in her Londoner’s Diary, a gift from someone dear she’s lost to the pandemic. What will Izzy – lonely physics nerd and celeb gossip fan – do to live up to her inspiration? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 1

25 min 21 sec

What do you do when the world has stopped because of a new virus? Does everything just seem trivial and hollow? It does to London schoolgirl Izzy Parry as she contemplates 2021 … until she finds herself dreaming big.In 2078 Soho, Joshua ‘Kid’ Jones and his Offliner people are reeling after an unwelcome visit from the White Teeth, the stormtrooper law-enforcers of a world ruled by tech giant Gnosys. It looks like the writing’s on the wall for anyone who stands against Gnosys and its vision of humanity swallowed up in a virtual-reality universe. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 8

25 min 5 sec

Inside The Cell - The Interviews is a special series of conversations hosted by Sebastian de Souza & Tanya Burr featuring some amazing special guests. In the first episode join Seb & Tanya as they talk all things acting! In this week's episode they are joined by the incredible Poppy Jamie as they tackle a variety of topics! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 8

39 min 43 sec

One company, tech giant Gnosys, has the world in a digital stranglehold. Now it has started sending its stormtroopers, the White Teeth, to threaten the rebel Offliners who live in an old London Underground station. Disturbed and desperate for answers, Offliner Joshua ‘Kid’ Jones crosses the wreckage of 2078 London. Some inner prompting tells him he has to talk to Leo, his godmother and eccentric queen of Skull’s. But she tells him more than he could possibly have bargained for… See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 15

30 min 58 sec

2078. Most of the world population is cocooned inside the virtual-reality universe called Perspecta. Against tech giant Gnosys and its faceless stormtroopers, the tiny Offliner rebellion looks doomed. Joshua ‘Kid’ Jones has been warned he’s the only one who can fight the future – by revisiting the past. If he can only work out what that means. 2021. Lockdown. London schoolgirl Izzy Parry is killing time on Insta when stumbles on something utterly bizarre… See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 22

29 min 52 sec

Izzy Parry has just stumbled on an Instagram video by a mysterious boy who claims he’s sending an SOS from the future. Questions multiply as Josh ‘Kid’ Jones speaks of a 2078 London left in ruins, its population either vanished into virtual reality or driven into hiding. She doesn’t believe him for one minute, but there’s something intriguing, even familiar about him. And she wonders, could time travel actually work? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 30

23 min 4 sec

This is the history of the future. Discovering his ancient iPhone will let him talk to a girl from the past, Joshua ‘Kid’ Jones, ‘Kid’ from 2078 tells her the disaster that’s coming … But how is he going to convince her he’s not from her own time, not just some crazy prankster from 2021? Desperate for some wisdom, Kid heads off to see his eccentric godmother, Leonora Skull … only to find things getting curiouser and curiouser. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 5

32 min 39 sec

Don’t mess with the virtual-reality Perspecta Universe. That’s Rule No.1 for Offliners in 2078 like Joshua ‘Kid’ Jones. But now he finds himself dressed in a Specta suit, flying over London, and meeting his very own Perspecta Companion, the extraordinary Denis. And that’s just the beginning of the strangest night of his life … the night he has a rendezvous with Izzy Parry, the girl from 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 14

28 min 34 sec

Izzy in 2021, Kid in 2078. Suddenly, they’ve proved it’s actually true – they’re talking to each other across time. Now all they have to do is figure out how and why it’s happening. But Kid also needs to know why he, an Offliner, has become entangled with the digital universe known as Perspecta, made by the enemy tech giant, Gnosys. And the clock is ticking, because Gnosys and its stormtrooper White Teeth are coming for the Offliners… See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 25

35 min 28 sec