Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: June 12, 2015 — present
Series status: Has not been cancelled
Performers include: Marc Bendavid, Melissa O’Neil, Anthony Lemke, Alex Mallari Jr, Jodelle Ferland, Roger Cross, and Zoie Palmer.
TV show description:
The crew of a derelict spaceship is awakened from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they got on board. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage charged with vengeance, betrayal and hidden secrets.
Charming but a bit of a goof, One aka “Pretty Boy” (Marc Bendavid) is the crew’s moral center. He’s a guy who always tries to do the right thing, despite the odds stacked against him and no matter how unpopular the course of action. He sometimes screws up but he means well.
The group’s defacto leader is Two aka “Boss Lady” (Melissa O’Neil) and she’s a master fighter. Determined, tough and more than a little headstrong, she is not the type you want to mess with or disappoint. She can be cool and inscrutable but still demonstrate surprising compassion.
A true bad-ass, Three aka “Sunshine” (Anthony Lemke) is the opposite of One which is why the two are often at odds. They develop a (grudging) like-hate relationship over the course of their journey. He is a mercenary through-and-through, is always looking out for himself, and learns that he needs others to survive.
Ever-stoic and a master of the blade, Four aka “Slashy McStabberson” (Alex Mallari Jr.) has a calm demeanor that belies a ruthlessness that gives even his fellow crewmembers pause. He’s a man of few words who is a fierce opponent and an equally loyal and passionate friend.
The mascot with a knack for mechanics, Five aka “Kid” (Jodelle Ferland) also has some mysterious abilities. What first seem like telepathic powers turn out to be jumbled memories — but whose memories are they? Easily bored, quick to mouth off, she is nevertheless a relative innocent amongst less savory company.
On the surface, Six aka “Tiny” (Roger Cross) is a low-key bruiser and an imposing figure with a heart of gold. Despite the company he keeps, he is a man of integrity with little patience for nonsense.
And finally, there’s The Android (Zoie Palmer). In personality, The Android is more butler-like than your typical robot and she’s an indispensible member of the crew and can control the ship’s system — an ability of which she isn’t shy about reminding everyone. An outsider among the ship’s human passengers, she is almost child-like in her earnest desire to fit in.
This episode has not aired yet.
First aired: TBD
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