BYUtv plans new sci-fi series with Orson Scott Card

CHad Michael Collins will star in "Extinct," to be produced by BYUtv. Photo:

PROVO, Utah, Sept. 13, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — BYUtv on Tuesday announced plans to produce its second scripted drama series.

“Extinct,” to hit the cable network in 2017, will be created by “Ender’s Game” author Orson Scott Card and by “Prometheus Rising” author Aaron Johnston.

Chad Michael Collins, of “Sniper,” will star.

According to a description provided by the production company, the 10-episode, sci-fi series “takes place 400 years after the extinction of the human race and follows a small group of humans who are revived by an alien civilization.

“The aliens claim they want to restore the human species, but the reborn humans uncover new dangers, hidden agendas and powerful secrets that challenge that claim and threaten to annihilate the human race all over again.”

Derek Marquis, managing director of BYUtv, said in a prepared statement that he is excited about the series.

“We are pleased to debut a sci-fi thriller created exclusively for BYUtv by one of the most awarded and bestselling authors — Orson Scott Card,” Marquis said.

“Following the incredible response to our first scripted drama, ‘Granite Flats,’ we are bringing a powerful apocalyptic story to life, written by two of the strongest writers in the world of speculative fiction, and directed and produced by top independent filmmakers.”


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