'Another Life': Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about Netflix's new sci-fi drama
Starring Katee Sackhoff from 'Battlestar Galactica' fame and set in the not-so-distant future, 'Another Life' tells the story of Earth's first manned interstellar mission and the horrors they encounter
Prepare to blast off into the depths of the unknown with 'Another Life', a new sci-fi show coming to Netflix. The show stars Katee Sackhoff ('Battlestar Galactica') as the commander of an exploratory spacecraft scouring the stars for alien life.
Here’s everything you need to know about the sci-fi drama:
On April 26, it was announced that the show had received a 10-episode order from Netflix. The streaming service will be releasing all ten episodes of ‘Another Life' on July 25, 2019.
Judging by the trailer, 'Another Life' will see a team of astronauts traverse the galaxy in search of alien life, encountering unimaginable horrors on the way. Here's the official synopsis:
"In the not-too-distant future, an alien Artifact lands on Earth, marking humanity’s first contact with alien intelligence. But it lies seemingly dormant, and we have no idea what it wants ± whether this is the start of a friendship or a prelude to war. Commander Niko Breckinridge (Katee Sackhoff) leads Earth's first interstellar mission, traveling across the galaxy on a repurposed exploratory spaceship, The Salvare, to the planet where we believe the Artifact originated from. She and her young crew, along with an untested sentient A.I. named William (Samuel Anderson), face every danger both known and unknown in space on what might very well be a one-way mission.
With great misgivings, Niko leaves her young family behind on Earth: her daughter Jana (Lina Renna); and her husband Erik (Justin Chatwin), a gifted scientist. As she flies toward the stars, Erik risks life and limb to make contact with the Artifact on Earth and encounters puzzle after puzzle."
Sackhoff is best known for her work on 'Battlestar Galactica' as Lieutenant Kara Thrace. She has also been starring in the crime drama 'Longmire' for the last six seasons. Sackhoff has also made an appearance on 'The Flash' as the villainous crime lord Amunet Black.
Other members of the cast include Justin Chatwin ('Doctor Who'), Tyler Hoechlin ('Supergirl'), Samuel Anderson ('Loaded'), Elizabeth Faith Ludlow ('The Walking Dead'), AJ Rivera ('Grandfathered'), Alexander Eling ('Shadowhunters: Mortal Instruments') and Selma Blair ('Hellboy').
Martin is a writer and producer, best known for working on 'Degrassi: The Next Generation' (2001), 'Slasher' (2016) and 'Being Erica' (2009). The show is produced by Halfire Entertainment with Martin, Noreen Halpern and Chris Regina serving as executive producers.
The teaser for 'Another Life' is claustrophobic and creepy with a voiceover from Sackhoff's Niko Breckinridge making it clear that the stakes are high and the fate of the entire human race might depend on the success of the mission. A trailer for the show released on July 11 sheds more light on the show, featuring the arrival of a mysterious alien object and the terrifying journey it sparks. Tensions are high and there is an impending sense of doom as Katee Sackhoff leads her crew on what the trailer describes as "the most important mission in the history of humankind."
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