Devs Episode 8 Return Date, Trailer, and News

FX and Hulu will soon debut Devs, a TV series from notable sci-fi writer and director Alex Garland.

Alex Garland has made a name as one of science fiction’s brightest modern voices – both as a writer and director – thanks to the acclaimed sci-fi film, Annihilation,2014’s cult-revered robotic drama Ex Machina, and his revealed role as the true director of 2012’s Dredd. Now, the celebrated visionary will take his trade to television for a project, called Devs.

FX gave an eight-episode series order to Devs, back in August 2018, setting Alex Garland as executive producer. The story, set in Silicon Valley, will center on a young computer engineer, named Lily, who, suspicious of Amaya, her “cutting-edge tech company” employer, after the disappearance of her boyfriend, starts a dangerous investigation into the secret activities of its development division.

Devs sounds like an auspicious venture into a new medium for Garland, who got his start with the novel The Beach, which was adapted into the Leonard DiCaprio feature of the same name. He then moved into film, writing movies such as 28 Days LaterSunshine, and Never Let Me Go – not to mention his brilliant (officially credited) directorial debut Ex Machina and the aforementioned Natalie Portman-starring celebrated sci-fi offering, Annihilation.

Devs Return Date

Devs episode 8, the finale, arrives on Hulu at 3:01 a.m. ET on Thursday, April 16. Here is the official synopsis courtesy of FX:

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Lily arrives for her final confrontation with Forest and Katie.

Devs Episode Guide

Devs Episode 1

When her boyfriend, Sergei, vanishes after starting a new job at the secretive Devs division of tech company Amaya, software engineer Lily begins to suspect that his disappearance may not be as clear-cut as it seems.

air date: 3/5/20

Read our review of episode 1 here.

Devs Episode 2

Lily enlists ex-boyfriend Jamie’s help to investigate Sergei’s disappearance; she begins to question what she really knew about Sergei.

air date: 3/5/20

Read our review of episode 2 here.

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Devs Episode 3

Lily returns to work at Amaya and explains her suspicions to Jen and Anya; Forest is visited by Laine, a powerful senator asking questions about the Devs project.

air date: 3/12/20

Read our review of episode 3 here.

Devs Episode 4

After Lily’s behaviour towards Amaya, Kenton forces her to see a psychiatrist; the Devs team members disagree over the ethics of their invention; Forest asserts his commitment to the project.

air date: 3/19/20

Read our review of episode 4 here.

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Devs Episode 5

Kenton pays Jamie a visit to guarantee his silence, while Katie covertly exploits the Devs system for her own ends.

air date: 3/26/20

Read our review of episode 5 here.

Devs Episode 6

Lily and Jamie visit Forest looking for answers, and Katie reveals to Lily the true nature of the Devs system.

air date: 4/2/20

Read our review of episode 6 here.

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Devs Episode 7

The Devs team perfects the system, and Forest and Katie wait for completion of the Devs project; Lily and Jamie try to avoid its threat, but a visit from Kenton leaves Lily with no choice.

air date: 4/9/20

Read our review of episode 7 here.

Devs Episode 8

Lily arrives for her final confrontation with Forest and Katie.


Devs Trailer

Fresh from the 2020 Winter TCA press tour comes the first full Devs trailer. And yep, this is definitely an Alex Garland joint.

FX released a brief first look at Devs during its New York Comic Con 2019 appearance. 

Devs Details

Garland will be joined by his repertory Annihilation and Ex Machina producer, Scott Rudin, who will serve as an executive producer, joined in that capacity by company DNA TV. As FX original programming president Eric Schrier expresses in a statement:

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Devs is a captivating series from Alex Garland, building on his track record of groundbreaking work that challenges our notion of humanity amid the seemingly boundless promise of technology. We’re all the more thrilled that Alex will direct and executive produce with our partners at DNA TV and Scott Rudin Productions.”

Devs Cast

FX has announced the cast for the limited series.

Devs will star Sonoya Mizuno (Ex Machina) as Lily; Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) as Amaya CEO Forest; Jin Ha (Jesus Christ Superstar Live) as Jamie, a gifted cyber security specialist, who is Lily’s former boyfriend; Zach Grenier (The Good Wife) as Kenton, the “terse, dry and dangerous” head of security at Amaya, Stephen McKinley Henderson (Ladybird) as Stewart, a cultured intellectual from another era and one of the top technical minds working in Amaya’s secret development division, Cailee Spaeny (Bad Times at the El Royale) as Lyndon, a young, brilliant, and stubborn employee who works in Amaya’s secret development division; and Alison Pill (American Horror Story: Cult) as Katie, a gifted quantum physicist tapped by Forest to be his second in command at Amaya.