Made up of 10 short-form webisodes and five companion VR episodes, Halcyon is an interactive police procedural that will intrigue viewers, who can then go deeper into the complex story through virtual reality.
Set in the year 2040, the series centres on Blake Creighton (Toronto native Michael Therriault, Heroes Reborn), the CEO of the world’s leading virtual reality company: Halcyon. Having cornered the market on VR, the company has discarded the VR headset and allows users to access virtual space using neurological implants that manipulate the senses to create a virtual world. When Creighton is found dead, and presumed murdered, Detective Jules Dover (Toronto’s Lisa Marcos, Lost Girl) and her partner, Asha (Ottawa-native Harveen Sandhu, Pygmalion), must consider if this could be the world’s first virtual crime.
Halcyon’s VR extension transports viewers to another dimension, immersing them in the actual investigation of Creighton’s mysterious death. The viewer’s VR experience begins in a virtual rendering of the crime scene where they interact with objects in the room, from collecting evidence and dusting for fingerprints to ultimately solving the crime. For those without a VR headset, video recaps of the VR episodes will be available online, ensuring that all fans are able to follow the crime and investigation from start to finish.
Halcyon is created and produced by Secret Location, the Canadian multi-Emmy® and Cannes Lion Award-winning content studio who specialize in emerging platforms, with the financial participation of the Independent Production Fund and the Ontario Media Development Corporation.