July 20, 2018
YouTube at Comic-Con on July 19 teased the intergalactic space thriller “Origin” during a panel at the show attended by the series creators and moderated by BuzzFeed’s Marcus Jones.
The 10-episode series, from director Paul W.S. Anderson and the producers of “The Crown” and “Outlander,” follows a group of outsiders who find themselves abandoned on a ship bound for a distant land. Now they must work together for survival, but quickly realize that one of them is far from who they claim to be.
From Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television, “Origin” stars Tom Felton (”Harry Potter” film franchise, Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Natalia Tena (”Harry Potter” film franchise, “Game of Thrones”). The cast also includes an international roster of talent including Sen Mitsuji, Nora Arnezeder, Fraser James, Philipp Christopher, Nina Wadia, Madalyn Horcher, Siobahn Cullen, Adelayo Adedayo and Wil Coban.
“Origin” is created, written, and executive produced by Mika Watkins. The series is executive produced by Andy Harries, Suzanne Mackie, and Rob Bullock from Left Bank Pictures, alongside Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg from Midnight Radio, and Paul W.S. Anderson.
The series launches on YouTube premium in the fall of this year.
Also at Comic-Con, YouTube announced that it has ordered a second season of the acclaimed supernatural thriller “Impulse” from Universal Cable Productions (UCP). Since its debut on June 6, the first episode of “Impulse” has generated nearly 8 million views. Season 2 of the 10-episode, hour-long series will premiere on YouTube Premium in 2019.
In Season 1 of “Impulse,” Maddie Hasson stars as Henrietta “Henry” Cole, a rebellious 16-year-old girl who has always felt different from her peers and longs to escape from her seemingly quaint small town. During a traumatic event, Henry discovers she has the extraordinary ability to teleport, and her newfound power confirms Henry’s conviction that she really was different from everybody else – but it now makes her the focus of those who want to control her.
“Impulse” is directed and executive produced by Hypnotic’s Doug Liman (Bourne Identity, Live. Die. Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow). David Bartis and Gene Klein, who produce UCP’s hit series “Suits” on USA Network and SYFY’s “Nightflyers,” also serve as executive producers. Lauren LeFranc (”Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) is the series’ showrunner and executive producer.