Episode 1 of 8
First transmission on Monday, February 7th, 2011 (UK)
The official details…
A group of courageous pioneers face a unique opportunity: the chance to build a new and better future on another planet, as BBC One’s brand-new, epic blockbuster series, Outcasts, created by Ben Richards (Spooks, The Fixer, Party Animals), begins.
A diverse group of individuals – led by President Tate (Liam Cunningham) with his core team of Stella (Hermione Norris), Cass (Daniel Mays) and Fleur (Amy Manson) – left their old lives behind in extraordinary circumstances. Promised a second chance at life, they created a society far away from their home, friends and family … and their pasts. They took charge and settled here first alongside Expeditionaries Mitchell (Jamie Bamber) and Jack (Ashley Walters).
Settled in the town of Forthaven on Carpathia, they are passionate about their jobs, confident of their ideals and optimistic about the future. They work hard to preserve what they’ve built on this planet they now call home, having embraced all the challenges that come with forging a new beginning. The planet offers the possibility for both corruption and redemption; while they try to avoid the mistakes made on Earth, inevitably the heroes cannot escape the human pitfalls of love, greed, lust, loss and a longing for those they’ve left behind.
As they continue to work and live together they come to realise this is no ordinary planet. Is there a bigger purpose at work? Mystery lurks around them and threatens to risk the fragile peace of Forthaven.
Viewers meet the characters at a moment of incredible anticipation. They’ve lost all contact with Earth but the arrival of the last known transporter signals fresh hopes and dreams. Will Stella’s husband and daughter, who she heartbreakingly left behind, be on board? Why does Tate seem anxious about one particular passenger, Julius Berger (Eric Mabius)? And, most nerve-wracking of all, will it land safely and bring a fresh perspective on the new world with it?
Outcasts stars Liam Cunningham (Clash Of The Titans) as President Richard Tate, who runs Carpathia and is dedicated to keeping the human species alive; Hermione Norris (Spooks) as Stella Isen, Head of Protection and Security (PAS), who sacrificed everything for the chance to save the world; Amy Manson (Desperate Romantics) as Fleur Morgan, PAS Officer, and young, bright and idealistic; Daniel Mays (Ashes To Ashes) as Cass Cromwell, PAS Officer – unpredictable and fiercely loyal to Tate; Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Gallactica) as Mitchell Hoban, Head of the Expeditionaries and a progressive and ambitious man; Ashley Walters (Small Island) as Jack, Mitchell’s second in command, and he is tough, armed and dangerous; Eric Mabius (Ugly Betty) as Julius Berger, vice president of the Evacuation Programme on Earth. Berger is en route to Carpathia on board transporter CT9, expecting the power and status he enjoyed on Earth.
Michael Legge (Shameless) is Irish charmer Tipper Malone, a rebel who speaks out against the authorities representing the voice of the displaced youth; Langley Kirkwood (Generation Kill) is leader of the ACs, a group of cloned human beings and one of Carpathia’s darkest secrets; Patrick Lyster (Invictus) is the dignified and brave commander of transporter CT9; and Jeanne Kietzmann is Lily – lost, troubled and seeking answers.