Sunday, July 4, 2010

BBC PREPARING GREAT NEW SF SHOW "OUTCASTS" WITH JAMIE BAMBER AND ERIC MABIUS

HOLLYWOOD SPY has given support to many great and original BBC shows before, such as "Merlin", "Being Human" ... and it seems we can expect a cool new series from the British television again: they are currently shooting "Outcasts" a sci-fi series which sees humans attempt to populate another planet. With eight episodes and set on the fictional planet Carpathia in 2040, "Outcasts" will open with a group of pioneers waiting to welcome other settlers to the planet, who will hopefully bring news of Earth. After a biological catastrophe wipes off human species on Earth, the show will center on a settlement of 50,000 emigrants from Earth on a life supporting planet in a neighboring solar system who have to start a new civilization. The gallery of the main characters will contain a variety of different types – from the brilliant deviant to the petty thief who must build the conditions for a new life together. The cast already has some amazing and popular TV stars: hunky Jamie Bamber from the cult US series "Battlestar Galactica", charismatic Eric Mabius from "Ugly Betty" who will play the vice president of the evacuation program, British actress Hermione Norris, Liam Cunningham who will run Carpathia, British rapper Ashley Walters, pretty Jeanne Kietzmann ...
"Outcasts" has been described as a tense and fast-paced series about co-operation and conflict, idealism and power, sexual competition and love. Most of all it is about our life's big imperatives – cheating death, seeking suitable mates and surviving as a species.

9 comments:

  1. I'm curious to check out this show.

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  2. I knew you would be, Alex, as a fellow sf lover ;) I will follow the production and try to post the first pics and updates on OUTCASTS as soon as they appear.

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  3. this sounds like it has potential. i like this story line. the different characters as you mention them remind me a little of that old tv show lost in space. i thought dr. smith was the great devious i-shouldn't-be-here sort of character. hoping for one of those on this show. sounds like the cast will look like a season of big brother housemates unfortunately.

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  4. Sounds ambitious for the BBC! There's been a lot of talk about drama budget cuts lately, so let's hope it doesn't end up looking too cheap! Should be interesting anyway :-)

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  5. @Ed
    as far as I got it so far most of the characters will be military types and men of action. According to first announcements a year ago, the show was supposed to start with a bunch of prisoners sent to that planet to make a new habitat for people, and thus most of the characters would be felons, but I'm not sure if they are still sticking to that story.
    I'm afraid I've never watched LOST IN SPACE, original STAR TREK and DR WHO, I'm a bit too young for those classics :))

    @cerebus
    BBC has announced this back in May as a high budget series. I hope it will look expensive. MERLIN looks quite luxurious, so I'm sure this one will be OK as well in that respect. :)

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  6. Hmm, sounds interesting, but is it interesting enough to actually be good? I may have to check it out.

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  7. We shall have to wait and see, Cheeseboy ;)

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  8. Yay for Jamie Bamber, though I don't have cable so it'll be a while before I can see this show in the US. I LOVE BSG, and partly because of Bamber as Apollo. Glad he'd be using his yummy British accent this time.

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  9. ah, too bad, Flixy, you should get BBC America, I hear they have all the British BBC shows over there as well.

    "partly" - are you being honest? :)))

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