Amazon’s first Tales from the Loop trailer brings Simon Stålenhag’s sci-fi suburbs to life

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The first trailer for Amazon’s upcoming retro-futurstic sci-fi show Tales from the Loop has arrived, giving the first look at how Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag’s fantastical worlds have come to life.

The show is based on the art book by Stålenhag, which imagined an alternate version of our world filled with fantastical machines and creatures juxtaposed against a suburban countryside. Stålenhag’s paintings were set in a shared universe, where a massive particle accelerator built underground — dubbed “The Loop” — caused “strange and mysterious” machines and events to occur.

The series appears to be following the same conceit of Stålenhag’s book, although the action appears to have been shifted to the Midwest…

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