Billy Corgan’s popular rock band The Smashing Pumpkins will be releasing a new five-part animated series titled In the Ashes, in conjunction with their 20-track double album Cyr, which is set to arrive on Nov. 27th. The first two episodes of the animated show will premieres on Friday, September 25th.
According to Corgan, Cyr focuses on timely dystopian themes and the notion of one person fighting against a tyrannical society. “Cyr is dystopic folly,” said Corgan. “One soul against the world sort of stuff, set against a backdrop of shifting loyalties and sped-up time. To me it stands as both hopeful and dismissive of what is and isn’t possible with faith.”
Here’s a sneak peek at In Ashes, written by William Patrick Corgan.