Netflix has announced that it has added three new sci-fi projects to its upcoming slate of Netflix Original Series in October Faction, Warrior Nun and The I-Land.
Based on Steve Niles’ IDW comic book and created for TV by showrunner Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow, Krypton), 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.
Inspired by the manga-style American comic book series Warrior Nun Areala, 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.
The I-Land meanwhile is an original series from Neil LaBute (Van Helsing), described as a 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, while Natalie Martinez (The Crossing, APB, Secrets and Lies, Under the Dome) will star as Chase and Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike, I Am Number Four, The Strange Ones, Elvis & Nixon) will play Brody.
The new announcements join a growing sci-fi slate on the streaming service which includes The Order, Wu Assassins, Locke & Key, V Wars, and Another Life.
via Flickering Myth