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Jamie Bamber to Star in BBC's 'Outcasts'
I just saw the news! Jamie Bamber to star in BBC's major new eight-part SF drama, Outcasts. Here's a rough synopsis:

A group of courageous pioneers face a unique opportunity: the chance to build a new and better future on another planet. A diverse group of individuals, they left their old lives behind in extraordinary circumstances, promised a second chance at life they created a society, far away from their home, friends, family…and their pasts. Settled in the town of Forthaven on Carpathia, they forge ahead with their new lives, but come to realize this is no ordinary planet… is there a bigger purpose at work? Mystery lurks around them and threatens to risk the fragile peace of Forthaven.
 
Jamie will play, Mitchell Hoban, Head of the Expeditionaries – progressive and ambitious. And I just realized why this sounded so familiar. Eric Mabius (Ugly Betty) was recently cast.

Filming is apparently already underway in South Africa.

And from Digital Spy we knew when to expect the premiere in the U.K.: The series is currently being filmed in South Africa for transmission in the Autumn on BBC One.

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thrace_adama From: thrace_adama Date: May 13th, 2010 12:03 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Oh, yay! I've been hoping for some Jamie casting news... Thanks for posting!
phdelicious From: phdelicious Date: May 13th, 2010 12:04 am (UTC) (Link Me)
So what does this mean for L&O: UK?
asta77 From: asta77 Date: May 13th, 2010 12:20 am (UTC) (Link Me)
I don't think it means anything at the moment. L&O:UK, the past two years, has begun filming in September and I'm guessing Outcasts, as an eight hour mini series, would be done filming before then.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: May 13th, 2010 12:33 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Aye. And that's if L&O:UK gets picked up again, which as far as I know isn't confirmed yet. None of the writers have mentioned anything about it, yet.
phdelicious From: phdelicious Date: May 13th, 2010 01:06 am (UTC) (Link Me)
That's what I was thinking but since we haven't really heard much about it lately I wasn't sure.
elzed From: elzed Date: May 13th, 2010 12:11 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Excellent news! Hooray!
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: May 13th, 2010 12:28 am (UTC) (Link Me)
*MEGA-FLAIL*!!!

Oh, yes. Yes to the Nth degree. This couldn't possibly sound more up my alley if it tried. The BBC is kicking ass with the quality of their genre programming and they DO know how to market, so big thumbs up from me. (And Daniel Mays! Cool - I zoomed through S2 of Ashes to Ashes recently and just started watching S3. He's fab.)

Giggety giggety.
aurora_0811 From: aurora_0811 Date: May 13th, 2010 12:34 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Nice!! Thanks for posting. Very exciting!
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 13th, 2010 12:38 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Great news! just right for my taste, sounds a bit like Earth 2 which I really liked (well most of it anyway).
Also he'll be in South Africa for the World Cup? I bet he'll love that! This and Tottenham qualifying for the Championsleague for the first time, must have been a good week for Jamie!
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 13th, 2010 12:47 am (UTC) (Link Me)
I forgot to add: please let them rename his character! Mitchell isn't sexy enough ;)
dianora2 From: dianora2 Date: May 13th, 2010 01:08 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Wow, this feels out of left field (for no good reason), but good for him! (And for us, ha.)
asta77 From: asta77 Date: May 13th, 2010 03:20 am (UTC) (Link Me)
I actually had news that there was potentially news forthcoming, but that's all I had. So when I saw this I went, "That's it!" :)
scifishipper From: scifishipper Date: May 13th, 2010 01:14 am (UTC) (Link Me)
I am frakking flipping out over here! I cannot wait to see MORE MORE MORE new pics of Jamie, especially in a sci-fi show. YAYAY. This has totally made my evening!

*squeeing until dizzy*
pinkylilie From: pinkylilie Date: May 13th, 2010 08:36 am (UTC) (Link Me)
waouh!!!!I'm so exciting!!!!!lol, This series sounds great!!!
blade_and_roses From: blade_and_roses Date: May 13th, 2010 02:26 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Excellent news! Sounds like an intriguing show.
cassie00 From: cassie00 Date: May 13th, 2010 04:42 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Wow, what great news! It sounds very interesting. Yay!
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 13th, 2010 05:37 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
More plot details here!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/tv/comingup/outcasts/
spongetrisha From: spongetrisha Date: May 13th, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Yay! This is excellent news.
jamie_girl5 From: jamie_girl5 Date: May 15th, 2010 11:38 am (UTC) (Link Me)
YESSSSSSSSS ! we finally have some news about Jamie's work....it's great for him, hope he likes shooting in South Africa and I can't wait to see him in a new serie *winks*
falconer17 From: falconer17 Date: May 15th, 2010 04:49 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
awesome news! ♥
i know i'm pretty rare lately but my fan-heart is still alive and beating and i can't wait to see jamie in sth. new soon (well at least we have a season: autumn which is more than we have for L&O|UK, right?) ;)
and since it's a sci-fi-thing i'm hopeful to get to see jamie at another convention in the future :D
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