Savannah Steyn (The Tunnel, Wannabe), Parminder Nagra (Bend It Like Beckham, ER), Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark), Sharon Duncan-Brewster (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Sex Education), Natasha O’Keeffe (Peaky Blinders, Misfits), Thomas Turgoose (This is England) and Craig Parkinson (Line of Duty) have been cast in Sky One’s ten-episode sci-fi drama Intergalactic.
Intergalactic is set at a time in the future where Earth has drastically changed and the entire population is now governed by a global authority, the Commonworld. It tells the story of rookie cop and galactic pilot, Ash, whose glittering career is ripped out from under her when she is falsely imprisoned. A fearless gang of high-security female prisoners hijack their transporter spaceship and set off into the galaxy in pursuit of freedom. Across their journey through space, this disparate gang of women will fight, fall in love and betray each other. But one thing is for certain, the further they travel from Earth, the closer they come to understanding who they truly are.
Savannah Steyn has been cast as Ash; Parminder Nagra as Arch Marshall Rebecca Harper, who runs galactic security for the Commonworld; Eleanor Tomlinson as Candy, a good-time girl with a double-tongue and a witty one-liner for any given situation; Sharon Duncan-Brewster as Tula, a psychopathic, self-styled matriarch who has weaponised her own daughter and leads the band of escapees; Natasha O’Keeffe as Prisoner 99450, a mysterious, masked inmate; Thomas Turgoose as Drew, a chronically bored prison guard caught in the wrong place at the wrong time; and Craig Parkinson as Dr Benedict Lee, Director of the Commonworld.
The ten episode series was created by Julie Gearey and is produced by Moonage Pictures and Motion Content Group in association with Tiger Aspect Productions. The executive producers are Will Gould, Iona Vrolyk, Julie Gearey, Frith Tiplady, Matthew Read, Richard Foster, Tony Moulsdale, Paul Gilbert and Serena Thompson. Series creator Julie Gearey is also the showrunner. Nick Pitt is the series producer, while Fortitude helmer Kieron Hawkes is attached to direct. NBCUniversal Global Distribution and Motion Content Group will handle global sales. Production on the series is underway ahead of a 2021 premiere.
“We are delighted to begin our Intergalactic journey with such an incredibly talented cast. 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”, said Cameron Roach Sky’s Director of Drama & Sky Studios. “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.”