Netflix Announces Three New Sci-fi Series: THE I-LAND, OCTOBER FACTION, & WARRIOR NUN

The streaming giant Netflix is becoming a go-to source for today’s best original programming with a knack for blending the most compelling elements of horror and sci-fi. They’ve already amassed legions of loyal followers for Stranger Things and Dark with new series The Order, Wu Assassins, Locke & Key, V Wars, and Another Life all coming down the pike.

Now, we’re getting news that Netflix is launching three more thrilling sci-fi series for fans to sink their teeth into. Here’s the scoop on The I-Land, October Faction, and Warrior Nun!

The I-Land is a new sci-fi action adventure series. When ten people wake up on a treacherous island with no memory of who they are or how they got there, they set off on a trek to try to get back home. They soon discover this world is not as it seems. Faced with the island’s extreme psychological and physical challenges, they must rise to their better selves — or die as their worst ones.

Kate Bosworth (The Long Road Home, Still Alice) stars as KC and serves as a producer on the series.  Natalie Martinez (The Crossing, APB, Secrets and Lies, Under the Dome) will star as ChaseAlex Pettyfer (Magic Mike, I Am Number Four, The Strange Ones, Elvis & Nixon) will star as Brody.

Episodes: 7
Production Company: Nomadic Pictures Entertainment
Showrunner / Director / Writer: Neil LaBute (Billy & Billie, Van Helsing)
Director:  Jonathan Scarfe (Van Helsing)
Writer:  Lucy Teitler (Mr. Robot)
Executive Producers: Chad Oakes (Fargo, Hell On Wheels) and Mike Frislev (Van Helsing, Wu Assassins)
Co-Executive Producer: Lucy Teitler (Mr. Robot) and Jonathan Scarfe (Van Helsing)
Producers: Kate Bosworth (NONA)

Building on the success of the IDW comic book series written by Steve Niles, October Faction follows globetrotting monster hunters Fred and Deloris Allen who, after the death of Fred’s father, return to their hometown in upstate New York with their teenage children Geoff and Viv. As the family adjusts, Fred and Deloris must hide their identities as members of a secret organization, and our heroes quickly discover that their new small-town setting isn’t as idyllic as it seems.

October Faction is produced by High Park Entertainment in association with IDW Entertainment.  IDW Entertainment is the worldwide distributor (excluding Canada) for the series.

Episodes: 10
Creator / Showrunner / Executive Producer: Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow, Krypton)
Directors: Director X (Superfly, Mister Tachyon, Across the Line), Damian Kindler, Megan Follows (Reign, Anne of Green Gables), Mina Shum (Meditation Park, Ninth Floor) and David Frazee (Vikings, Orphan Black)
Executive Producers: James Thorpe, Steve Niles, Thomas Walden, and Eric Birnberg
Co-Executive Producers: George Strayton (Mech-X4, Xena: Warrior Princess) and Melissa Blake (Sleepy Hollow, Heroes)
Producers: John Calvert (X Company, Anne with an E) and Mohamad El Masri (Here and Now)

Inspired by the Manga novels, Warrior Nun revolves around a 19-year-old woman who wakes up in a morgue with a new lease on life and a divine artifact embedded in her back. She discovers she is now part of an ancient order that has been tasked with fighting demons on Earth, and powerful forces representing both heaven and hell want to find and control her.

Episodes: 10
Writer / Showrunner / Executive Producer: Simon Barry (Ghost Wars, Continuum)
Consulting Producer: Amy Berg (Counterpart, Da Vinci’s Demons)
Co-Executive Producer: Terri Hughes Burton (The 100, Eureka)
NWEPs: Stephen Hegyes (White Noise, 50 Dead Men Walking)

We don’t have trailers for any of these new shows yet, but we’ll be keeping our ears to the ground in order to bring you additional updates as details emerge. Stay tuned!

Are you a fan of the original horror and sci-fi series produced by Netflix? Are you looking forward to The I-Land, October Faction, and/or Warrior Nun? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!



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