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'Origin', YouTube's Original Series, Is All Set To Challenge Netflix, Amazon Prime And Hotstar! Here's What We Know

Written By Ankit Prasad | Mumbai | Published:


  • Tom Felton has teased YouTube's upcoming original show Origin
  • There is little word from the creators of the show as to what it will be
  • Some information, however, is available from the time the show was announced

Tom Felton, a.k.a. Draco Malfoy, has teased what could be a grand new space-survival-drama-thriller series, and the first big 'YouTube Original' show. The show is called Origin.

Taking to Instagram, Felton has posted a photo of what appears to be Origin's title card, which says that it is a YouTube Original and is from the producers of hit shows Lost and The Crown.


#leaveearth @origin_series

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Not much is known about Origin apart from what was revealed when the show was originally announced. Here's what we know:

  • Origin has been described as a sci-fi thriller series and a space drama.
  • Origin will have ten episodes
  • It has been created, written and executive produced by British TV writer Mika Watkins who has previously worked on 'Stan Lee's Lucky Man', and "Troy: Fall of a City".
  • As per what is known of the plot at the moment, a group of strangers find themselves stranded on a spacecraft bound for a distant planet but soon realise that one of their fellow passengers isn't who they claim to be.
  • The first look at Origin is likely to be aired at Comic Con San Diego which kicks off on Thursday.
  • The show will star Tom Felton, Natalia Tena (Tonks in Harry Potter), Nora Arnezeder and Sen Mitsuji.
  • #LeaveEarth appears to be the hashtag tagline for the series, which has an Instagram account that is currently post-less.

So-called 'Original' shows by streaming networks have added a whole new dimension to binge-worthy entertainment, breaking the monopoly of TV networks' limitations getting in the way of the production of good content. The concept has been extended to India as well with Netflix's India Original series 'Sacred Games' earning rave reviews. YouTube's entry into the specially produced content space could mean heavy competition for the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hotstar given the reach and resources of the Google-owned website.

The pricing details for Origin and a release date are yet to be announced.




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