I had read some reviews about the Ridley Scott production, and a few of the writers waxed on about how politically-driven the show was. While I don't mind some creative discussions of ideologies, I resent having screenwriters force unpopular ideas either in my face or down my throat. So when I tuned in for the first few episodes, I was surprised at how little discussion there really was on any political issue. Sure, you could perhaps draw your own conclusions about what the show was trying to say in those early moments, but if you hung around longer then you may've realized that your original hypothesis was reaching for straws, if you know that expression.
In my humble opinion, the program really centers more of issues of humanity -- what makes one human, what's part and parcel of accepting a human role in society, etc. -- as opposed to any global climate issue, Conservatism, Progressivism, or the like. While I understand how a thinker and a writer might postulate those conclusions, I could just as easily push back with suggestions of what I see in these characters and their collective circumstance.
I do recall feeling as though the show kinda/sorta shifted gears just a bit in that first season, but that could be perhaps owed to the fact that there were a handful of late developments that changed the focus. Still, I was impressed with the writing and its characters, so here's hoping Season 2 will continue upping the ante for these synthetic people and the youth in their sphere of influence.
The offical trailer for Season 2 dropped recently, and I'm posting it below for those of you interested.