BBC Announce ‘Epic’ New Sci-Fi Drama

May 13, 2010 by  
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The BBC last night unveiled an ambitious new eight-part drama titled Outcasts which tells the story of a group of people who have moved to a planet recently colonised by humans.

The series which is being produced by Ashes to Ashes makers Kudos will be starring Hermione Norris (Spooks), Danny Mays (Ashes To Ashes), Eric Mabius (Ugly Betty), Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica) and Ashley Walters (Small Island).

The drama is currently being filmed in South Africa and is due on BBC1 in autumn of this year.

Outcasts is a richly intelligent, character led drama full of big ideas about what it is to be human told through thrilling and surprising stories that could only appear in this show,” said controller of BBC Drama Commissioning Ben Stephenson. “Ben Richards has created a remarkable world peopled with compelling characters, and it is hugely exciting that this amazing cast is going to bring it to life.?