Alex Garland’s latest work – Devs – recently premiered in the US. Though the channel FX has a deal with BBC Two to syndicate the show here in the UK, there’s no definitive air date for it just yet – which means you’ll have to find other workarounds to keep up with the latest episodes.
We’ve rounded up everything you need to know about Devs so far, including the expected UK air date and how to watch if you’re not in America.
What is Devs about?
Devs is a new tech-thriller miniseries, centred around a computer scientist who investigates a secretive division in her workplace after she suspects that they may be behind the disappearance of her boyfriend. The story will be told across eight episodes.
It’s created by Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and director of Ex Machina and Annihilation. So expect to see sci-fi dystopian influences, and of course a whole lot of philosophical undertones. The structure of the show will be like one feature length film, rather than a standalone anthology series.
Sonoya Mizuno stars as the main character, Lily Chan, and Nick Offerman plays the mysterious CEO, Forrest. The series also features Karl Glusman, Jin Ha, Zach Grenier, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Allison Pill and Cailee Spaeny.
How can I watch Devs?
If you’re in the US, you can tune into Devs from the channel FX, which is only available as a pay-for channel through your cable provider. You can also watch online if you add it on as an extra channel through the likes of Hulu.
This does make watching outside of the US a little tricky, but it is still possible – though a little convoluted.
How to watch Devs from outside of the US
We know that FX can be streamed through Hulu – and we have in the past successfully signed up to Hulu through using a VPN and a payment method that’s tied to the country – therefore this is the method we’ll be recommending.
The first thing you’ll need is a VPN, which changes your IP address so you can browse the internet as if you’re in another country – for accessing FX through Hulu, you’ll need a US server. You’ll need a VPN with a wide range of servers and good speeds – for this, we recommend either NordVPN or ExpressVPN, which are also competitively priced. You can check out our full list of the best VPNs for streaming for more information.
Once you’ve got your VPN and US server, you’ll need to sign up for a Hulu account on FX. You can either stream it – which costs either $5.99 or $11.99 depending on whether you go ad-free or not. If however you want to watch it live, you’ll need to pay $54.99 per month, though you can get a one week free trial.
Hulu has in the past blocked non-US credit cards during the sign-up process – but this an issue that can be worked around by purchasing a Hulu gift card from Walmart. Simply purchase using your standard payment method, get your code emailed to you and then start watching away. You may need to input a US address and phone number, but these are easy to obtain online.
When is Devs coming to the UK?
If this method sounds like too much work, or if you’d like to save some money, Devs will air on BBC Two in the UK. Sadly, viewers will have to wait a little longer than the folks across the pond to watch it. We don’t have an exact date yet – but can confirm that it will be sometime in mid-April.
Will there be a season two of Devs?
According to IndieWire, Alex Garland has confirmed that there won’t be a second season of Devs, as “the story is done” after all eight episodes have aired.
However, he did hint that he would be interested in enlisting the same cast for another story, so we’ll be keeping an eye out for more information on that.