BSG's 'Apollo' gets back to sci-fi in BBC's Outcasts

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

Battlestar Galactica's Jamie Bamber is back on TV, and it looks like he'll get to use his English accent this time: He's been cast in the new BBC America series Outcasts, a sci-fi series about survivors from a destroyed Earth and their drive for power, politics and sex as they settle in on a new planet. The sci-fi soap was created by MI-5's Ben Richards and is being co-produced by BBC America, BBC and Kudos Film & Television.

The series is in production in South Africa and stars Bamber, Eric Mabius (Ugly Betty), Liam Cunningham (Clash of the Titans), Hermione Norris (MI-5), Daniel Mays (The Bank Job), Amy Mason (Being Human) and South African actress and model Jeanne Kietzmann. No word on when we might see it.

Here's the official series description:

Outcasts is set in 2040 on a recently-discovered planet and tells of the dilemmas, loves and lives of a group of people setting up a new world. This life-sustaining planet is now home to the surviving population from Earth. Here there is a chance to start again, to bring the lessons learnt from Earth and to put them into action on a new planet.

The series begins on the day the last known transporter from Earth arrives, prompting great excitement on the new planet - who is on board? Friends and loved ones? Important supplies and news from Earth? But also many questions - will the new people bring the problems of Earth with them? Will the mistakes that destroyed Earth be repeated? Will the arrival of a new, would-be leader, rock the fragile and precarious equilibrium of the fresh, unified and courageous new world? And, most importantly of all, how is a new and better world created?

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