'Origin': Watch out for a 'Lost' and 'Alien' hybrid from creator Mika Watkins in new YouTube original premiering November 14
Spaceships and demonic screams - possibly from extraterrestrial creatures - aside, there are certain narrations the trailer shares, that is sure to keep viewers hooked
With just hours left for the premiere of YouTube's 10 part original series, 'Origin', excitement and anticipation is building about the soon to be arriving space-adventure series. From the Sony-owned London-based Left Bank Pictures, and created by Mika Watkins, the thriller has an ensemble cast that includes some pretty big, and familiar names from the industry like Natalia Tena, Tom Felton, and newcomer Sen Mitsuji. Rounding out the cast of series regulars are Nora Arnezeder, Fraser James, Philipp Christopher, Madalyn Horcher, and Siobhán Cullen.
Releasing on November 14, 'Origin' revolves around a group of people who are in a fight for survival in deep space. The official synopsis describes it as: "From the producers of 'The Crown' and 'Lost' comes 'Origin', a riveting new sci-fi thriller where a group of strangers finds themselves stranded on a spacecraft bound for a distant planet. The abandoned passengers must work together for survival, but quickly realize that one of them is far from who they claim to be."
Written, and executive produced by Watkins, Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, AVP: Alien vs. Predator) directed the first two episodes. The series is executive produced by Andy Harries, Suzanne Mackie, and Rob Bullock from Left Bank Pictures, alongside Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg from Midnight Radio. The description also adds that 'Origin is a Left Bank / CiTVC co-production in association with Sony Pictures Television, International Production.'
The trailer - which came out earlier this month - is packed with riveting clips and chilling details about what one can expect from the film. Spaceships and demonic screams - possibly from extraterrestrial creatures - aside, there are certain interactions and narrations the trailer shares, that is sure to keep viewers hooked because it's cryptic - in all the good ways - enough to not really be able to decipher which track the thriller might follow.
For those still clueless about the concept of the show, creator Watkins, as reported by Variety, had pitched the idea for the show to YouTube, and mentioned that it was a possible 'Lost' and 'Alien' hybrid, and in her personal opinion, believes science fiction and horror come together in the story centered on “a group of strangers bound for a distant planet [who have] been promised a fresh start on the new planet.”