Sky One's new original sci-fi epic Intergalactic has finally been given an air date, and there's not long to wait until the out-of-this-world drama gets under way.
The series, which tells of a young intergalactic pilot who is falsely accused of a crime and imprisoned in outer-space prison, boasts a fine cast including Poldark’s Eleanor Tomlinson and Line of Duty's Craig Parkinson.
And based on the trailer it looks like this will be an extremely exciting new show – with some stunning visuals and no shortage of big action scenes.
Read on for everything you need to know about Intergalactic.
When is Intergalactic released?
We finally have a release date! It's been confirmed that the series will debut on Friday 30th April 2021, arriving on Sky One and NOW.
Speaking at the start of filming in 2019, Sky’s Director of Drama, Cameron Roach, said: “We know that with Savannah Steyn, Parminder Nagra, Eleanor Tomlinson and Natasha O'Keefe at the helm, Julie Gearey's audacious vision for the show will be brought to life in such an incredible way.
“We cannot wait to see them in action, in the most unique and phenomenal spaceship. With the backdrop of the galaxy, it really does promise to be a high-octane prison drama like no other, that we really are confident our customers will love."
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Savannah Steyn leads as pilot Ash Harper, alongside a host of well-known faces from TV are set to star in the show, including Eleanor Tomlinson (Demelza in Poldark), Peaky Blinders’ Natasha O’Keefe, and Sex Education’s Sharon Duncan-Brewster, who play Ash’s fellow escaped prisoners.
The cast also includes Parminder Nagra (Bend It Like Beckham, ER) as Ash’s mother, Craig Parkinson (Line of Duty) as Director of the Commonworld Dr Benedict Lee, and Thomas Turgoose (This is England) as hapless prison guard Drew.
Oliver Coopersmith (Tin Star), Imogen Daines (Black Mirror), and newcomer Diany Samba-Bandza round out the cast.
Speaking about her role, Steyn said: “I’m so excited to be taking on the role of Ash Harper, it’s an honour and an amazing learning experience to be acting alongside such an incredibly talented cast. I’m humbled to be acting under the direction of such a wonderful team and am loving every moment of the experience.”
If you're intrigued by the premise, then you can now get a first look at the series thanks to a trailer that was released by Sky in January 2021 – featuring impressive visuals, all-out action and a cover of Queen's Don't Stop Me Now.
What is Intergalactic about?
The show is based in a dystopian future, with the entire planet subject to the control of an authoritarian body known as the Commonworld. Ash (Steyn), a rookie cop and intergalactic pilot, seems bound for the top until she finds herself a victim of false imprisonment.
Whilst in prison, Ash meets a rag-tag bunch of female convicts, and together they attempt a daring escape far off into the galaxy - where newly formed friendships will be tested to the limit…
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