'Origin': YouTube Original starring Tom Felton and Natalia Tena is a sweet reunion for Harry Potter fans
'Origin' reunites Felton and Tena in another action-packed journey about seven years after they shared screen space last in 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2'
While most Harry Potter fans are thrilled, excited, and pretty much invested in debating whether the upcoming film related to the franchise, 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,' is going to live up to its expectations or not, here comes yet another show sure to entice some of them and keep them hooked for the rest of November.
Arriving exactly two days before the release of the Fantastic Beasts sequel, is the YouTube Original, 'Origin' - a sci-fi thriller, which offers a simple Harry Potter reunion of sorts, as it stars the Potterhead fandom's very own, very beloved antagonist Draco Malfoy, and our very adored metamorphmagus, Nymphadora Tonks. That's right, 'Origin' is reuniting both Tom Felton and Natalia Tena in yet another action-packed journey through the world of fantasy, about seven years after they had shared screen space last, in 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - part 2.'
For those who haven't witnessed the breath of fresh air that the 'Origin' trailer is, the show is about a group of stranded individuals in a dystopian outer space, as they try to fight for survival - possibly with aliens and other not to kind forces of nature - as one of them continues to be not all they seem. Tena plays the role of one among the group - Lana - a seemingly tough character, as is evident from the trailer and in the upcoming pilot episode of the show. Felton plays the role of Logan - and it's just interesting to watch him in a role that is not particularly negative.
Tena, who went on to star in the extremely popular HBO series, 'Game of Thrones,' after her appearance in the Harry Potter franchise, is all calm and collected in the first initial phase of the episode - her character's outbursts and moments of panic are shrouded with such a facade of poise that it's almost impossible to decipher this character's ability to emote. Felton's character Logan is a lot more upfront about his emotions and frustrations as the group of clear misfits try to meander their way through this strange corner of space they have managed to "wake up" in.
As for 'Origin' itself, here is the official synopsis of the show: "From the producers of The Crown & producers of Lost comes Origin, a chilling new original series that follows a group of troubled passengers as they wake up on a damaged spaceship abandoned in deep space. Each having left behind a dark past in search of a fresh start on a newly colonized planet, they’re determined to survive at all costs. But as their terrifying situation spirals into paranoia, they come to realize that the greatest threat to their dream of starting over – and indeed their lives – is something far darker than the pasts they were so desperate to escape.”
As we have reported earlier, the show treads the fine line between the banes of technology and the horror of a dystopian world. In its own, simple way, 'Origin' is like a mix of the popular U.K. anthology sci-fi thriller, Black Mirror, and some of the most poignant sci-fi masterpieces in cinematic history, such as 1978's Aliens, and more recently, Nolan's Interstellar. All 10 episodes of the show drops on YouTube in just two weeks' time so attention, Draco and Tonks fans - you don't want to miss out on these brand-new portrayals from your favorite actors, that are strikingly opposite to what you've seen them do on screen.