Adverts for a scary looking virtual reality collar have been running on Channel for a week now, particularly around technology scaremongering shows like Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. The placement of the adverts was the first clue that their shocking content was not all it seemed.
Hopefully you weren’t taken in by the adverts, just mildly intrigued. Because now Channel 4 has a new science fiction show for you. Not too far removed from a Matrix combined with a Ready Player One, the show, called Kiss Me First, looks like a sci-fi version of Skins. The title of the show itself is a little unusual, suggesting more of a romantic focus than a science fiction show. Only time will tell and the time is growing close.
The premier of Kiss me First is 2nd April, just missing out on the April Fools date that might suggest Chanel 4 has another trick up its sleeve. Especially as this isn’t the first time that Channel 4 has used fake adverts to generate interest in a new show. Remember Humans? Before the premier, Channel 4 ran adverts for Persona Synthetics . It was interesting the first time around, now with more fake news flying around the place, I’m not sure.
Check out the Kiss me First trailer: