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Digital Spy Talks with 'Outcasts' producer Jane Featherstone
First look: New sci-fi drama 'Outcasts'.

There's only a brief mention of Jamie and the role he'll be playing, but the article does shed more light on what we should expect from the series.

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zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: June 8th, 2010 08:34 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
There are environmental changes to Earth but there is also war and we discover over the course of this series, and hopefully future series, what has really happened to Earth. We leave the question hanging as to whether Earth is still habitable by human beings. You're not going to find that out just yet.

Interesting. I can't think of another film/show with quite that approach; usually either Earth is still around but basically a craphole (see: the Alien series), or it's kaput (see: Firefly and Serenity). Either way, it's pretty well defined. (I wouldn't count BSG because that's a step further still, in that for most of the series whether or not Earth exists is up for debate.)
asta77 From: asta77 Date: June 8th, 2010 09:27 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Maybe in the final minutes of the last episode a ship arrives, the captain steps out and says, "Um, I hope you aren't waiting for anyone else."
From: (Anonymous) Date: June 8th, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I'm definately intrigued, I hope Jamie's role is substantial!
Also interesting that they are hoping for more seasons, I thought it might be a one off mini series.
asta77 From: asta77 Date: June 8th, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I think the BBC is looking at it as a one off mini series right now, but, like anything else, if it's a hit they could order more episodes. BSG started that way! :)
hockeyvaughnfan From: hockeyvaughnfan Date: June 8th, 2010 09:57 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Apologies if you already know this, but 8 episodes is actually a standard series length for BBC evening drama show (for instance Life of Mars and Ashes to Ashes both had 8 episode seasons) *g*

So no doubt it does seem like a mini series for someone used to 22 ep US seasons, but to us here in the UK it's par for the course

Edited at 2010-06-08 09:58 pm (UTC)
asta77 From: asta77 Date: June 8th, 2010 10:51 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I know UK series can run as little as six episodes or as many as thirteen, though Doctor Who, Torchwood and Law & Order: UK likely film more episodes with the international market in mind. The original reports on Outcasts referred to it as a mini series rather than a series and it sounds as if there are no plans, at this point, to film more than eight episodes. I'm just sticking with the initial classification until there is more information from the BBC. Plus, I'm not sure how it's handled in the UK, but there are legal issues to be resolved if an actor is signed to two series airing on two different networks in the US. Maybe Jamie was able to appear in Outcasts because, right now, it's a limited run?
baciami2 From: baciami2 Date: June 8th, 2010 09:16 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Yikes - 20 wks of filming! Poor Kerry is going to function as a single parent for awhile if Jamie's gone for long stints. Hope that they all can join him for summer holiday.
asta77 From: asta77 Date: June 8th, 2010 09:29 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
It's a large cast too. It's possible he may only film for a few days and then have a stretch of time off to go back home. And, with the summer coming up, they could spend time with him in South Africa. It's probably not much worse than when he was filming BSG.
pinkylilie From: pinkylilie Date: June 8th, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I can't wait for this serie!!!!!!!And yeah,I hope Kerry and the girls will join him in south africa this summer...:-)
jamie_girl5 From: jamie_girl5 Date: June 9th, 2010 07:07 am (UTC) (Link Me)
it's good that we know a bit more about the serie and what we can expect to see....hope we get a trailer teaser soon *keep my fingers crosses*
As for jamie and his family, yes, maybe Kerry and the girls will join him this summer *winks*
From: dark_phoenix2 Date: June 10th, 2010 12:00 am (UTC) (Link Me)
"Outcasts" sounds like it could be a great series. Can't wait for that first teaser trailer to give us a taste of what we'll be watching when it premiers.
spongetrisha From: spongetrisha Date: June 10th, 2010 09:35 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I'm getting really excited to see this now. Just need to see some publicity shots and I'll be a happy bunny.

And I hope Kerry and the girls are able to get out and see him while he's shooting.
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