Peterborough actor, director, and screenwriter Wyatt Lamoureux has a speaking role in an episode of the new Apple TV+ series Circuit Breakers.
A sci-fi anthology series similar to Black Mirror but for families, each half-hour episode depicts a near-future world where youth encounter futuristic technologies that lead to unpredictable consequences.
Lamoureux appears in the second episode entitled ‘Copy Cat’, which tells the story of Jesse (Nathaniel Buescher), a high-school student who wants to spend all his time practising to audition for the single available spot on his school dance team. When his rehearsals interfere with school and home responsibilities, Jesse’s parents provide him with a holographic virtual tutor that can appear as anyone from history, such as Albert Einstein.
Meanwhile, Jesse is helping his friend Cara (Kiera Laidman) with her school science project to create a robotic mannequin. When Jesse discovers his virtual tutor can also mimic his own appearance, he gets his friend to combine the virtual tutor with her robotic mannequin to create a functional duplicate of Jesse — with the idea being the “copy cat” can take Jesse’s place while he rehearses for the dance audition.
Unbeknownst to Jesse’s parents, the copy cat takes his place while his parents are entertaining Mr. and Mrs. Wallace (Lamoureux and Helly Chester) in their living room. In a two-minute scene, Mr. Wallace complains about the cost of his boat and Jesse’s copy cat begins to lecture Mr. Wallace on home budgeting, to the embarrassment of Jesse’s parents and the alarm of the surreptitiously watching Jesse.
As well as his speaking role in Apple TV+’s Circuit Breakers, Lamoureux recently made a brief appearance in the Amazon Prime series Reacher, based on the bestselling book series by Lee Child. In another upcoming role, Lamoureux plays Dean Taras in the comedy-drama feature film Older Every Day, directed by London, Ontario filmmaker Ethan Hickey, which is currently in post-production.
VIDEO: “Circuit Breakers” trailer