Following ‘Avengers: Endgame’, Evangeline Lilly, who rose to fame on the hit ABC supernatural series ‘Lost‘, is buzzing back to TV, on a new cosmic series, ‘Albedo’, from Entertainment One (eOne), and Canada’s Bell Media. Jeff Fierson will executive produce with ‘Rampage’ director Brad Peyton, who will also helm ‘Albedo’s pilot.
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Here is the show’s description:
Co-created and executive produced by writing duo Max and Adam Reid (Sneaky Pete), ‘Albedo’ is set 150 years in the future. Detective Vivien Coleman (Lilly) is dispatched to the edge of our solar system to investigate a scientist’s mysterious death on board an isolated space station. She soon finds herself trapped and cut-off from Earth, along with the station’s small crew of brilliant scientists – all murder suspects – all harboring their own secrets… What begins as a classic murder mystery evolves into a fight for survival that may threaten the future of our species.
Bell Media has been developing ‘Albedo’ since 2016 and will distribute the series in Canada. It will be released in the US by Vudu, the small Walmart-owned streaming service. (You know how every time you by a DVD or Blu-Ray from Walmart? That’s who supplies the digital version.) This marks Vudu’s first foray into original programming, which is great because there aren’t enough different outlets offering original content.
Internationally, ‘Albedo’ will be distributed by eOne.
Jocelyn Hamilton, eOne’s President – Canada, Television stated:
“The opportunity to have Evangeline bring Vivien Coleman to life coupled with Brad Peyton’s fantastic vision for this series will create a truly epic experience for audiences around the world.”
Mike Cosentino, President, Programming and Content, Bell Media, echoed:
“We are delighted to work with the immensely talented Evangeline Lilly and the imaginative Brad Peyton and look forward to adding this compelling unique drama to our programming lineup.”
Vudu’s Julian Franco added:
“With an incredible team bringing this series to life, including actress Evangeline Lilly, I can’t wait for Vudu viewers to be thrilled when they tune in. New programming efforts like this will delight audiences and allow Vudu to offer a unique value proposition to brand partners and advertisers.”
Other than playing Kate Austen on ‘Lost’, Lilly is best known for starring as Hope Van Dyne / The Wasp in the Marvel Studios pictures, ‘Ant-Man‘, ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp‘, and the current record-breaker ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, and as the elven archer Tauriel in the ‘Hobbit’ movies. She is currently filming the drug thriller ‘Dreamland’, which also features one of her ‘Hobbit’ costars, Luke Evans.
Check back for updates on ‘Albedo’ as they emerge.