Entertainment One (eOne), together with Brad Peyton and Bell Media, today announced an eight-episode series order for a mystery drama titled ALBEDO for Bell Media in Canada, in partnership with Vudu in the US. The show marks a return to television for Golden Globe®-nominated actress Evangeline Lilly who will star and executive produce. 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.
One-hundred-fifty years in the future, detective Vivien 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.
"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.
"Partnering with eOne on this project ensures high-level international engagement, including this new collaboration with Vudu," said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media. "We are delighted to work with the immensely talented Evangeline Lilly and the imaginative Brad Peyton and look forward to adding this compelling unique drama to our programming lineup," continued Mike Cosentino, President, Programming and Content, Bell Media.
In development at Bell Media since 2016 and expected to begin pre-production in May, ALBEDO is the latest international original drama from Canada's leading content creation company. The series will be presented exclusively in Canada on Bell Media platforms.
ALBEDO is produced by eOne in association with Bell Media, and the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and the Province of British Columbia Production Services Tax Credit.
SOURCE: Bell Media