Netflix adds 3 sci-fi series: The I-Land, October Faction & Warrior Nun
Netflix has ordered three new sci-fi series to its slate, with Kate Bosworth (Still Alice), Natalie Martinez (The Crossing), and Alex Pettyfer (I Am Number Four) set to star in The I-Land. October Faction comes from creator and showrunner Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow, Krypton), and Warrior Nun helms from Simon Barry (Ghost Wars, Continuum).
The I-Land is a new sci-fi action adventure series. When ten people wake up on a treacherous island with no memory of who they are or how they got there, they set off on a trek to try to get back home. They soon discover this world is not as it seems. Faced with the island’s extreme psychological and physical challenges, they must rise to their better selves — or die as their worst ones.
Kate Bosworth stars as KC and serves as a producer on the series. Natalie Martinez will star as Chase, and Alex Pettyfer will play Brody. Neil LaBute (Billy & Billie, Van Helsing) serves as showrunner, director and writer, along with director Jonathan Scarfe (Van Helsing) and writer Lucy Teitler (Mr. Robot).
The seven-episode series is executive produced by Chad Oakes (Fargo, Hell On Wheels) and Mike Frislev (Van Helsing, Wu Assassins). Teitler and Scarfe will also co-executive produce.
Building on the success of the IDW comic book series written by Steve Niles, October Faction follows globetrotting monster hunters Fred and Deloris Allen who, after the death of Fred’s father, return to their hometown in upstate New York with their teenage children Geoff and Viv. As the family adjusts, Fred and Deloris must hide their identities as members of a secret organization, and our heroes quickly discover that their new small-town setting isn’t as idyllic as it seems.
Damian Kindler serves as creator, showrunner, and executive producer for the 10-episode series. Directors include Director X (Superfly, Mister Tachyon), Kindler, Megan Follows (Reign, Anne of Green Gables), Mina Shum (Meditation Park, Ninth Floor), and David Frazee (Vikings, Orphan Black).
Producers include John Calvert (X Company, Anne with an E) and Mohamad El Masri (Here and Now). James Thorpe, Steve Niles, Thomas Walden, and Eric Birnberg serve as executive producers, with George Strayton (Xena: Warrior Princess) and Melissa Blake (Sleepy Hollow) set to co-executive produce.
October Faction is produced by High Park Entertainment in association with IDW Entertainment. IDW Entertainment is the worldwide distributor (excluding Canada) for the series.
Inspired by the Manga novels, Warrior Nun revolves around a 19-year-old woman who wakes up in a morgue with a new lease on life and a divine artifact embedded in her back. She discovers she is now part of an ancient order that has been tasked with fighting demons on Earth, and powerful forces representing both heaven and hell want to find and control her.
Simon Barry serves as writer, showrunner, and executive producer for the 10-episode series. Amy Berg (Counterpart, Da Vinci’s Demons) is consulting producer with Terri Hughes Burton (The 100, Eureka) serving as co-executive producer. Producer Stephen Hegyes (White Noise, 50 Dead Men Walking) is also attached.
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