The entire first season of eight episodes debuted across the pond on April 30 at low fanfare, but streaming services were so hungry for content that it was clearly not the problem. Here is the full trailer, followed by the official synopsis:
“Written by award-winning showrunner, Julie Gearey (Wife of Prisoners, Wristbands, Secret Diary of a Call), the series tells the story of the fearless young cop and galactic pilot Ash Harper (‘Savannah Steyn ‘), who snatched his glittering career after being wrongly convicted of a treasonous crime and exiled to a remote prison colony. But on the way, Ash’s companions conduct a mutiny and take control of his prison transfer ship. With the crew of the dead flight, Chief Tula Quik (‘Sharon Duncan-Brewster ‘), intends to reach the free-Arcadia-yeshis band, and Ash is the only pilot who can reach them. Ash is forced to join them in the race to a distant galaxy and an uncertain future. “
Two things about that. First, in the trailer, Ash says she’s hidden, which makes it look like she wasn’t wrongly convicted, but she’s part of some sort of spy mission, even though she could only talk about how she plays the part of a hardened criminal, so actual hardened criminals don’t kill her for being a space cop. Second, it is extremely strange how the official synopsis puts the names of the current actors who play the roles in quotation marks, as if there are actors who play actors named “Savannah Steyn” and “Sharon Duncan-Brewster,” who play Ash’s turn and Tula in the show.
Intergalactic will be presented May 13, and Peacock presumably it will make all eight episodes available simultaneously if you want to binge it.
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