Tom Felton and Natalia Tena join YouTube Red series Origin
Deadline reports that Harry Potter series alums Tom Felton and Natalia Tena have been tapped to star in the YouTube Red series Origin. The pair are joined by newcomer Sen Mitsuji, plus Nora Arnezeder, Fraser James, Philipp Christopher, Madalyn Horcher, and Siobhán Cullen for the sci-fi thriller series.
Created, written and executive produced by Mika Watkins, the series centers on “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 realize that one of them is far from who they claim to be.” Paul W.S. Anderson of the Resident Evil franchise and Alien vs. Predator will direct the first two episodes.
Natalia Tena takes on the role of Lana, who quickly becomes a kind of captain to the passengers of Origin with Felton set to play Logan, the main antagonist who is an angry young man, who is as much of a threat to himself, as he is to those around him.
Additional cast member for the series include Adelayo Adedayo, Nina Wadia, Johannes Johannesson, Wil Coban and Tara Fitzgerald.
Origin is currently filming in South Africa and will premiere exclusive on YouTube Red later this year.