Science Fiction Series ‘Outcasts’ To Debut On BBC

Posted Saturday, February 5th, 2011 08:03 pm GMT -4 by

Science fiction series ‘Outcasts’ will debut on the BBC Monday, February 7 at 9pm. A second episode will follow Tuesday, February 8 at 9pm on the BBC.

Set in 2040 on a recently-discovered planet, this drama 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 learned 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 do is a new and better world created?

The cast includes Jamie Bamber (‘Battlestar Galactica’), Eric Mabius (‘Resident Evil’, ‘Ugly Betty’), Daniel Mays (‘Doctor Who’), Jeanne Kietzmann (‘League of Glory’), and Langley Kirkwood (‘Charlie Jade’, ‘The Prisoner’).

In Monday nights first episode, Carpathia awaits the arrival of what could be the last transporter from Earth. Loyalties are tested as the head of Forthaven’s Expeditionaries attempts to break away from the settlement, and the beginnings of a mystery which goes right to the heart of human life on Carpathia are uncovered.

Tuesday nights episode finds news of a missing survival shuttle sends Cass, Fleur and Jack outside the settlement in search of Stella’s daughter, only to find that something or someone has got there first. Stella and Tate are confronted both by their old foe Julius Berger and the accusations made against him by a young woman from the transporter.

BBC America will also broadcast the series, however a start date has not been announced yet.

Here’s a look at the new series: