About the show:
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 is a new and better world created?
The series stars Jamie Bamber (‘Battlestar Galactica’), Daniel Mays (‘Doctor Who’), Langley Kirkwood (‘The Prisoner’, ‘Dredd’) and Eric Mabius (‘Resident Evil’). There’s no official airdate yet for the series but a tentative August 2011 is listed. The series will air on BBC and BBC America.