I always seem to like when BBC comes out with a Sci Fi series. Sometimes they are clumsy but often they come up with novel ways to explore the human spirit and what happens to our humanity when faced with desperate situations. Sci Fi is a great outlet for that kind of drama and BBC has proven they do it well. This one looks like it will be no different. IRight now its in production in South America and the US will premiere it sometime late in 2010 . Other then the press release you can find more info on it at TV.COM
BBC Drama today announces that Outcasts – a brand new high concept series from Kudos Film and Television andBen Richards (Spooks, Party Animals) – is in development by BBC Wales for BBC One.
Set in space with the future of earth looking increasingly precarious, the race is on in Outcasts to find an alternative home in the universe.
In return for their “liberty”, a group of social misfits and criminals are sent to be the pioneers of a large new settlement on a near planet.
They contain a variety of different types – from the brilliant deviant to the petty thief. They are the “outcasts”, fascinating but ultimately dispensable who must build the conditions for a new life.
Outcasts is 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.
Jane Tranter, Controller, BBC Fiction, says: “Following the unique success of time travel in Life On Mars, I’m naturally extremely excited about the dynamic duo of Kudos and Ben Richards joining forces to create a further dimension in BBC Drama.”
Jane Featherstone, Joint MD, Kudos Film and Television, says: “The colonisation of space by humans is only a matter of time, and we think that Ben Richards’ brilliant vision of what life will be like when that happens will offer audiences a dramatic, original and entertaining new drama arena.”
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