The Violet Hour presents - HOLLOW.
A mercenary embarks on a corporate mission to track down a rogue leader and encounters the darkness of space, the darkness of colonization, and ultimately, the darkness within herself. A futuristic retelling of Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness".
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Ep 01: Leave
Battle hardened corporate mercenary, Amelia Wallenrod, travels to the prestigious Luna colonies and is briefed on her mission to recover an important scientist who has been taken hostage on Mars.
Ep 02: Proxy
Amelia leads a special forces team into the heart of the Mars colony to retrieve a scientist of importance to the Lodovico Corporation.
Ep 03: Trillium
On Titan, the gateway to the outer worlds, the true purpose of Amelia’s employment with Lodovico is revealed as listeners are introduced to Colonel Kurtz.
Ep 04: Koyaanisqatsi
On the first world outside the home system, Amelia is first exposed to the realities of this new colonization, and must figure out how to acquire supplies for the journey ahead.
Ep 05: Vidroh
Space travel at these distances is not without consequence – when key systems break down, as well as the sanity of the passengers and crew, drastic action must be taken to get the Erebus under control.
Ep 06: Nocturne
The crew find themselves on an alien planet teeming with life. They take refuge in a mysterious colonial manor with an even more mysterious host.
EP 07: Anthropophagus
Amelia and the crew of the Erebus learn what really happens when “criminals” are sent away to the out worlds.
Ep 08: Possession
A crew member of the Erebus becomes possessed and threatens the safety of all on board. Amelia must decide between the fate of her comrade in arms and an entire race of aliens.
Ep 09: Annihilation
Reaching the final destination of the Erebus, the prisoners and cargo are transported down to the surface of the prison planet. Revolt is in the air as Amelia discovers a secret right under her nose. Amelia is confronted with a decision that will challenge her employer Lodovico directly.
Ep 10: Yellow
With only a skeletal crew, Amelia continues on to track down Kurtz. The ship’s AI becomes self-aware and influences Amelia and the crew. In a final act, the scientist who built both the Erebus and the AI faces a tragic decision.
Ep 11: Tengoku
Amelia arrives on Kurtz’s planet – an alien jungle world – with her last remaining companion. The two find themselves under attack by local, seemingly primitive aliens. When they come across a grand local village, her companion is revealed to have ulterior motives.
Ep 12: God
Amelia and Kurtz finally meet. Her questions throughout the journey are answered. About Kurtz, about his rule on this planet, the secret and ancient powers of the first ones here and finally about the nature of the universe itself. But as questions are answered, more are revealed to her. Amelia must take one final act that will transform her very being and understanding of herself and her world.