The new Amazon Prime Video series “Them” has a lot packed into its 10 episodes, but at its heart, according to creator Little Marvin
, the show is about exploring the American dream. “I’ve been thinking a lot, like all of us have, about this country, where we’re going, and who has, historically speaking, got their keys to the dream and who have not,” he said during the series’ recent press event. “There’s nothing more emblematic of that [American] dream than home ownership.”
“Them” tells the story of the Emorys, a Black family in the 1950s who moves into the — at the time — all-white community of Compton, California. As they start to settle in, the family faces not only face rampant racism from their white neighbors, led by Betty Wendell (Alison Pill
), but also a strange supernatural entity.
Little Marvin said the terror of navigating the country in Black skin,