Kate Bosworth’s ‘The I-Land’ Leads Netflix’s Three New Sci-Fi Originals
More content for Sci-Fi fans on the way
Netflix has added three new sci-fi series to the company’s slate of originals, the new shows are “The I-Land,” “October Faction” and “Warrior Nun”. The new shows will join Netflix’s other sci-fi series, which include “The Order,” “Wu Assassins,” “Locke & Key,” “V Wars,” and “Another Life”.
As for the new shows, “October Faction” is based on 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. October Faction is produced by High Park Entertainment in association with IDW Entertainment. IDW Entertainment is the worldwide distributor (excluding Canada) for the series.
Netflix has already ordered 10 episodes of the series, which comes from Creator, Showrunner, and EP, Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow, Krypton). The Directors chosen include Director X (Superfly, Mister Tachyon, Across the Line), Damian Kindler, Megan Follows (Reign, Anne of Green Gables), Mina Shum (Meditation Park, Ninth Floor) and David Frazee (Vikings, Orphan Black).
“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 (The Long Road Home, Still Alice) stars as KC and serves as a producer on the series. Natalie Martinez (The Crossing, APB, Secrets and Lies, Under the Dome) will star as Chase. Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike, I Am Number Four, The Strange Ones, Elvis & Nixon) will star as Brody.
Netflix has already ordered 7 episodes of this series, with Showrunner, Director and Writer Neil LaBute (Billy & Billie, Van Helsing). Other Directors include Jonathan Scarfe (Van Helsing) with writer Lucy Teitler (Mr. Robot).
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.
Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of this sereies, with Writer, Showrunner, and EP, Simon Barry (Ghost Wars, Continuum).