A new show from Steven Soderbergh introduces an iOS app that allows viewers to explore the perspective of each character from the HBO drama

An upcoming HBO mini-series from Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh, Mosaic, will be accompanied by an interactive app allowing you to follow the perspective of each individual character. The six-part series, which comes out in January 2018, follows an ensemble group of characters surrounding a murder.

Instead of waiting until January to get to know these characters, viewers can download the Mosaic iOS app where they can choose a character and step into their shoes. Not only will you share the character’s experience leading to the series but you can also make choices as them that may cause to different outcomes for their arc within the app. Though the narrative itself is set, the interactive storytelling is meant to focus on how you feel as the person you chose as you go through what they go through.

According to Soderbergh, the show was created with the app in mind. “Branching narratives have been around forever, but technology now allows, I hope, for a more elegant, intuitive form of engagement,” he said in a statement. Three years in the making, the app hopes to build upon how filmmakers can tell stories by adding layers to the viewer’s experience. It will become available to download in November.

Mosaic

An upcoming HBO mini-series from Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh, Mosaic, will be accompanied by an interactive app allowing you to follow the perspective of each individual character. The six-part series, which comes out in January 2018, follows an ensemble group of characters surrounding a murder.

Instead of waiting until January to get to know these characters, viewers can download the Mosaic iOS app where they can choose a character and step into their shoes. Not only will you share the character’s experience leading to the series but you can also make choices as them that may cause to different outcomes for their arc within the app. Though the narrative itself is set, the interactive storytelling is meant to focus on how you feel as the person you chose as you go through what they go through.