Ron Livingston is Defying Gravity

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Fox TV Studios has teamed with Canada’s CTV, Germany’s ProSieben and the BBC for “Defying Gravity,” a 13-episode adventure drama series starring Ron Livingston (Office Space), says The Hollywood Reporter.

“Gravity,” which hails from creator/executive producer James Parriott (“Grey’s Anatomy”) and executive producer Michael Edelstein (“Desperate Housewives”), is set in the near future and revolves around eight astronauts from five countries who take on a mysterious six-year mission through the solar system.

German actress Florentine Lahme also has been cast in “Gravity,” a co-venture between FtvS and Vancouver-based Omni Film Productions, whose Brian Hamilton and Michael Chechik also executive produce.

David Straiton has signed on to direct the first episode of the series, which is slated to begin production Jan. 19 in Vancouver.

As with its other internationally produced series, FtvS will be shopping “Gravity” to the U.S. networks as a finished product.