BBC America To Co-Produce New Series OUTCASTS

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BBC America will co-produce a new high concept drama OUTCASTS along with BBC and Kudos Film & Television, to be distributed by by BBC Worldwide.

Outcasts was created by Ben Richards (MI-5) and is in production in South Africa. The series stars Eric Mabius (Ugly Betty, The L Word), Liam Cunningham (Clash Of The Titans), Hermione Norris (MI-5, Wire In The Blood), Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica), Daniel Mays (The Bank Job, Atonement), Amy Mason (Being Human, Torchwood) and South African actress and model Jeanne Kietzmann.

Outcasts is set in 2040 on a recently-discovered planet and tells of the dilemmas, loves and lives of a group of people setting up a new world. This life-sustaining planet is now home to the surviving population from Earth. Here there is a chance to start again, to bring the lessons learnt from Earth and to put them into action on a new planet.
The series begins on the day the last known transporter from Earth arrives, prompting great excitement on the new planet – who is on board? Friends and loved ones? Important supplies and news from Earth? But also many questions – will the new people bring the problems of Earth with them? Will the mistakes that destroyed Earth be repeated? Will the arrival of a new, would-be leader, rock the fragile and precarious equilibrium of the fresh, unified and courageous new world? And, most importantly of all, how is a new and better world created?

As a fan of British series, I’m already sort of sold on Outcasts, plus I love survival stories. Hopefully we’ll get a release date for it soon.