YouTube has officially announced the pickup of “Origin,” a sci-fi thriller from the U.K.’s Left Bank Pictures, the production company behind Netflix’s ‘The Crown.” The 10-episode space-drama series is slated to debut on the YouTube Red subscription service in 2018.
“Origin” is created, written and executive produced by Mika Watkins, a British TV writer whose credits including writing for Sky 1 series “Stan Lee’s Lucky Man” and the BBC’s “Troy: Fall of a City” under David Farr. Watkins is repped by London-based Curtis Brown and Grandview.
In the series, a group of strangers find themselves stranded on a spacecraft bound for a distant planet — but soon realize that one of their fellow passengers is not who they claim to be. The project brings together partners from the U.S., the U.K. and China. “Origin” is produced by Left Bank Pictures and Midnight Radio, in association with China International Television Corp. and Sony Pictures Television’s international production group. The series is executive produced by Watkins; Left Bank Pictures’ Andy Harries, Rob Bullock, and Suzanne Mackie; and Midnight Radio’s Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg.