A new eight-episode series starring Golden Globe®-nominated actress Evangeline Lilly was announced on Wednesday. Entertainment One (eOne), together with Brad Peyton and Bell Media, announced Albedo, a new mystery drama for Bell Media in Canada, in partnership with Vudu in the U.S. The series will mark Lilly’s return to television and she will also executive produce.
Set 150 years in the future, Lilly stars as Detective Vivien Coleman. Coleman is dispatched to the edge of our solar system to investigate a scientist’s mysterious death on board an isolated space station. She soon finds herself trapped and cut-off from Earth, along with the station’s small crew of brilliant scientists – all murder suspects – all harboring their own secrets… What begins as a classic murder mystery evolves into a fight for survival that may threaten the future of our species.
Writing duo Max and Adam Reid serve as series creators and executive producers. Brad Peyton is also set to direct and executive produce the straight-to-series project that will be internationally distributed by eOne. In development at Bell Media since 2016 and expected to begin pre-production in May, Albedo will be presented exclusively in Canada on Bell Media platforms.
“We are very proud to be working with Vudu as they make their foray into content, alongside our longstanding partners at Bell. eOne is designed to create and deliver content everywhere and that includes helping new buyers into the space,” said Pete Micelli, eOne’s Chief Strategy Officer, Film & Television. “The opportunity to have Evangeline bring Vivien Coleman to life coupled with Brad Peyton’s fantastic vision for this series will create a truly epic experience for audiences around the world,” added Jocelyn Hamilton, eOne’s President – Canada, Television.
Lilly won a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2006 and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in 2007 for her role in LOST. She most recently reprised her role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with box office record-shattering Avengers: Endgame. Max and Adam Reid are best known for most recently producing and writing Amazon Prime Video series, Sneaky Pete, and the eOne pilot for YouTube Premium, Dark Cargo.
Vudu is an ad-supported, Internet-based home entertainment service that provides access to a library of movies, images, television shows, artwork, and/or other episodic content. Its services can be accessed through computers, mobile devices, and Internet-capable televisions, as well as proprietary devices manufactured by the company and third-party devices. Vudu Inc. is a subsidiary of Walmart.
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