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NEXT Season 1 Episode 2 Photos FILE #2

NEXT Season 1 Episode 2 Photos FILE #2

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NEXT: L-R: Fernanda Andrade and John Slattery in the "File #2" episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX.

NEXT Season 1 Episode 2 Photos FILE #2 – After being mishandled by a Zava employee, the A.I. called NEXT escapes the confined servers of its home company and gains internet access. When Ethan’s bullying intensifies, he reveals that Iliza has been persuading him to seek revenge. Concerned about her son, Shea recruits Paul and her co-workers C.M., Gina and Ben to help use Ethan’s connection with Iliza to track NEXT’s possible location. Meanwhile, Paul tries to rekindle his relationship with his daughter, Abby, and grapples with the onset of his health condition in the all-new “FILE #2” episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (NEX-102) (TV-14 D, L, V)

From creator and executive producer Manny Coto (“24: Legacy”) and executive producers and directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (“This Is Us”), NEXT is a propulsive, fact-based thriller about the emergence of a deadly, rogue Artificial Intelligence, a series that asks us to look closely not only at our relationship to technology, but to one another.

Silicon Valley pioneer PAUL LEBLANC (Emmy Award nominee John Slattery, “Mad Men,” “Veep”) built a fortune and legacy on the world-changing innovations he dreamed up, while ignoring and alienating the people around him, including his own daughter, ABBY (Elizabeth Cappuccino, “Jessica Jones,” “Deception”), and his short-sighted younger brother, TED (Jason Butler Harner, “Ozark,” “Ray Donovan”), who now runs the company they created together. After discovering that one of his own creations – a powerful artificial intelligence called “neXt” – might spell doom for humankind, Paul tried to shutter the project, only to be kicked out of the company by his own brother, leaving him with nothing but mounting dread about the fate of the world.

When a series of unsettling tech mishaps points to a potential worldwide crisis, LeBlanc joins forces with Special Agent SHEA SALAZAR (Fernanda Andrade, “The First,” “Here and Now”). Having escaped crime, poverty and a deadly criminal father to remake herself as a force for good, Salazar’s strict moral code and sense of duty have earned her the respect of her team – a talented, but contentious group held together by her faith in their ability to defy expectations and transcend their differences, including GINA (Eve Harlow, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Heroes Reborn”), a high-strung cybercrime agent; BEN (Aaron Moten, “Disjointed,” “Mozart in the Jungle”), a straight-laced, buttoned-up hard worker, who is boring to the point of being interesting; and CM (Michael Mosley, “Ozark,” “Seven Seconds”), an ex-con hacker with a genius IQ. But the demands of Shea’s challenging job have taken their toll on her home life, where she doesn’t get to spend enough time with her young son, ETHAN (Evan Whitten, THE RESIDENT, “Mr. Robot”), and her husband TY (Gerardo Celasco, “How to Get Away with Murder,” “The Haves and the Have Nots”).

Now, LeBlanc and Salazar are the only ones standing in the way of a potential global catastrophe, fighting an emergent superintelligence that, instead of launching missiles, will deploy the immense knowledge it has gleaned from the data all around us to recruit allies, turn people against each other and eliminate obstacles to its own survival and growth.

Marrying pulse-pounding action with a layered examination of how technology is invading our lives and transforming us in ways we don’t yet understand, NEXT presents us with a villain unlike anything we’ve ever seen – one whose greatest weapon against us is ourselves.

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NEXT is produced by 20th Television, and FOX. The series’ executive producers include Manny Coto, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Charlie Gogolak and Tim Hunter. The pilot episode was directed by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra.

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NEXT Season 1 Episode 2 Photos FILE #2

NEXT: John Slattery in the "File #2" episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
NEXT: John Slattery in the “File #2” episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
NEXT: John Slattery in the "File #2" episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
NEXT: John Slattery in the “File #2” episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
NEXT: L-R: John Slattery and Jason Butler Harner in the "File #2" episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
NEXT: L-R: John Slattery and Jason Butler Harner in the “File #2” episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
NEXT: L-R: Fernanda Andrade and John Slattery in the "File #2" episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
NEXT: L-R: Fernanda Andrade and John Slattery in the “File #2” episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
NEXT: L-R: John Slattery and Evan Whitten in the "File #2" episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
NEXT: L-R: John Slattery and Evan Whitten in the “File #2” episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
NEXT: John Slattery in the "File #2" episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
NEXT: John Slattery in the “File #2” episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
NEXT: L-R: Guest star Ali Ahn, John Slattery and Fernanda Andrade in the "File #2" episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
NEXT: L-R: Guest star Ali Ahn, John Slattery and Fernanda Andrade in the “File #2” episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
NEXT: L-R: Gerardo Celasco, Fernanda Andrade and John Slattery in the "File #2" episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
NEXT: L-R: Gerardo Celasco, Fernanda Andrade and John Slattery in the “File #2” episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
NEXT: L-R: John Slattery, Gerardo Celasco and Fernanda Andrade in the “File #2” episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
NEXT: L-R: John Slattery and Evan Whitten in the “File #2” episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
NEXT: John Slattery in the “File #2” episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
NEXT: L-R: John Slattery and Evan Whitten in the “File #2” episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
NEXT: Fernanda Andrade in the “File #2” episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
NEXT: John Slattery in the “File #2” episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
NEXT: Jason Butler Harner in the “File #2” episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
NEXT: L-R: Fernanda Andrade and Michael Mosley in the “File #2” episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
NEXT: L-R: Fernanda Andrade and guest star John Cassini in the “File #2” episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
NEXT: L-R: Michael Mosley, Eve Harlow and Fernanda Andrade in the “File #2” episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
NEXT: Fernanda Andrade in the “File #2” episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
NEXT: Aaron Clifton Moten in the “File #2” episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
NEXT: L-R: Evan Whitten, Gerardo Celasco and Fernanda Andrade in the “File #2” episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
NEXT: Michael Mosley in the “File #2” episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
NEXT: L-R: Fernanda Andrade, Evan Whitten and Gerardo Celasco in the “File #2” episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
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