‘Extinction’: Sky One Commissions ‘Groundhog Day’ Style Action Thriller Series Starring Paapa Essiedu

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25 Jan 21

‘Extinction’: Sky One Commissions ‘Groundhog Day’ Style Action Thriller Series Starring Paapa Essiedu

Sky One has commissioned Extinction, an intriguing-sounding new action-thriller from ‘Humans’ & ‘Giri/Haji’ writer Joe Barton, which sees ‘I May Destroy You’ star Paapa Essiedu take the lead as a man who joins an organisation that can turn back time in order to save the planet from catastrophic events.

‘Extinction’ is a propulsive action thriller which follows the story of a man who begins to re-live time after witnessing the world end. When George (Essiedu) is recruited into an organisation of people who share his ability and harness it to stop global catastrophes, George goes rogue in a bid to save the woman he loves. Unfolding over eight blistering episodes, ‘Extinction’ is a tense, gripping exploration of memory, fate, and the limits of love and self-sacrifice, all shot through with the trademark wit of writer Joe Barton.

The series also stars Tom Burke (‘Strike’), Anjli Mohindra (‘The Bodyguard’), Caroline Quentin (‘Men Behaving Badly’), Rudi Dharmalingam (‘The Split’) and Charly Clive (‘Pure’).

‘Extinction’ is written by Joe Barton, who is also exec producer for the series, alongside Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy for Urban Myth Films. The series is directed by Marco Kreuzpaintner, internationally acclaimed director of Amazon Prime series ‘Beat’, who also serves as exec producer. It is produced by Adam Knopf. ‘Extinction’ is produced by Urban Myth Films in association with Sky Studios.

Extinction‘ is set to premiere in 2022 on Sky One.