Rubicon is an American conspiracy thriller television series created by Jason Horwitch and produced by Henry Bromell that premiered in 2010 on the AMC network. The plot revolves around an intelligence analyst with the American Policy Institute (API) in New York City. James Badge Dale, Jessie Collins, Lauren Hodges, Miranda Richardson, Dallas Roberts, Christopher Evan Welch, Arliss Howard, and Michael Cristofer star in the series.
The series’ original theme was informed by 1970s conspiracy thrillers such as Three Days of the Condor and The Parallax View, in which an innocent guy becomes entangled in, then gradually unravels, a vast conspiracy. However, creative disputes with the network forced Horwitch to depart the series, and Bromell refocused the episodes on the employees of API, which was transformed from a think tank to a private spy organization.
The title of the performance refers to Caesar’s crossing of the Rubicon in northeastern Italy in 49 BC as an act of war against the Roman Republic. Bromell stated in a news release that the Roman senators “Were constantly concerned that the Roman army would take over, and that is exactly what happened.
That was the end of the republic and the beginning of the empire, which is a dictatorship.” In episode 12, Kale Ingram compares Katherine Rhumor’s late husband to Cato the Younger, whose suicide allowed his family to “make peace with Caesar and a life of their own.”
The story follows the main character, an intelligence analyst, as he investigates the strange death of his mentor, which is subsequently shown to be part of a bigger plot perpetrated by a secret society of war profiteers in corporate America, which may include his employer.
Rubikon: Release date
Rubikon will be accessible in select cinemas and on-demand across a range of digital providers on July 1, 2022.
“2056. According to the film’s official synopsis, “a deadly cloud of pollution has enveloped the earth, killing countless thousands.” “The world’s governments have dissolved, concentrating all power in the hands of megacorporations.”
The wealthy are shut away in biodomes, while the poor choke and starve. On the space station Rubikon, Hannah, Gavin, and Dimitri discuss the fate of the planet’s survivors. Should these crewmembers risk their lives on a surface rescue mission, or abandon the old world to build a new one of safety and isolation based on the station’s advanced algae symbiosis system?”
Will Travers is played by James Badge Dale, and he is the chief of a team of analysts at the American Policy Institute, an international intelligence think tank in New York City. Will’s wife and daughter both died in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Will had planned to meet his wife and daughter at the World Trade Center on that date, but he was delayed long enough to avoid the attack.
Will’s assistant is played by Jessica Collins as Margaret “Maggie” Young. She appears to be passionately interested in Will, but she has yet to overcome his emotional walls. She is divorced from her spouse and has a daughter named Sophie.
Tanya MacGuffin, played by Lauren Hodges, is the newest member of Will’s analysis team. She has the least experience and thus the most insecurity, but she is also the most educated and ambitious. She seemed to be addicted to something. She is frequently hungover at work and keeps little bottles of liquor on her desk. Maggie informs Kale of her suspected alcoholism, which he then relays to Will.