How a Creepy Alexa Moment Prompted Fox’s New Series About AI Run Amok

‘This thing can actually start talking to my children on its own. What else could it be saying?’

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Manny Coto says his son's unnerving encounter with an Alexa device inspired a similar moment in the premiere episode of his new show, Next. Fox

Many people have stories to tell about their virtual assistant devices acting strangely, but Manny Coto turned his family’s creepy Alexa moment into a new series about an evil artificial intelligence creation that is threatening society.

@jasonlynch Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.