Monday 21 January 2019

Tom Felton to star in YouTube sci-fi series Origin

He will be reunited with his Harry Potter co-star Natalia Tena.

Tom Felton will star in Origin (Ian West/PA)
Tom Felton will star in Origin (Ian West/PA)

By Laura Harding, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Harry Potter star Tom Felton is to star in a new sci-fi thriller series for YouTube called Origin, it has been announced.

The series will reunite him with his former co-star Natalia Tena, who played Nymphadora Tonks in the Harry Potter film series and starred as the wildling Osha in Game of Thrones.

The series will follow a group of strangers who find themselves stranded on a spacecraft bound for a distant planet.

The abandoned passengers must work together for survival, but quickly realise that one of them is far from who they claim to be

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter director Paul W. S. Anderson will direct the first two episodes of the ten-episode series, which is currently filming in South Africa.

Anderson will also serve as an executive producer, alongside Andy Harries, Suzanne Mackie, and Rob Bullock from Left Bank Pictures, who produced The Crown.

The show will also star newcomer Sen Mitsuji as Shun, alongside  Nora Arnezeder, Fraser James, Philipp Christopher, Madalyn Horcher, and Siobhan Cullen.

The series will stream on YouTube’s subscription service Red,  which is currently available in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea.

Press Association

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