The streaming giant has handed out a 10-episode, straight-to-series order for The Imperfects, a sci-fi drama starring Italia Ricci (Chasing Life).
The drama revolves around three twenty-somethings who, following an experimental gene therapy, are turned into monsters who band together to hunt down the scientist responsible and force him to make them human again.
The series is from The Order’s Dennis Heaton, Shelley Eriksen and Chad Oakes and Michael Frislev of Nomad Pictures. Heaton will serve as showrunner, exec producer and writer. Eriksen is set to write and exec produce.
Ricci (Designated Survivor) will star as Dr. Sydney Burke, a brilliant scientist looking to fix her past mistakes, both professional and ethical, by allying with Abbi (Rhianna Jagpal, Charmed), Juan (Iñaki Godoy, Who Killed Sara?) and Tilda (Morgan Taylor Campbell, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist) to track down the scientist responsible for their grim fates.
Rhys Nicholson (RuPaul’s Drag Race Downunder) will play Dr. Alex Sarkov, a former child prodigy who refuses to let anyone or anything interfere with his goal of rewriting the human genome and ushering in the next stage of human evolution. The cast also includes Celina Martin (Other Kingdom) as a test subject and Kyra Zagorsky (The 100) as a rival to find Sarkov.
Three victims of science who are alone and lonely find each other: scientist ABBI SINGH, whose powerful pheromone signals make everyone she comes in contact with become sexually attracted to her; TILDA WEBER, a former singer/guitar player who has lost her ability to make music because of ultra-acute, painful hyperacusis, a type of “super hearing,” and young artist JUAN RUIZ, who under stress or anger transforms into a dangerous monster/beast. Without the medication that keeps them “normal,” the three start going downhill, and set out to find the original scientist, DR. ALEX SARKOV, who was the one who gave them their meds. With Sarkov unhelpful and out of the picture, the three turn to his associate, DR. SYDNEY BURKE, who may or may not be able to help them on her own…
The Order’s Dennis Heaton and Netflix announced the new 10-episode sci-fi drama series The Imperfects. For the chance to be human again, three twenty-somethings will band together to track down the scientist that turned them into monsters and force him to make them human again. Heaton serves as showrunner, executive producer, and writer. The series stems from Heaton, Shelley Eriksen, and Chad Oakes; and Michael Frislev of Nomad Pictures, with Eriksen also set to write as well as executive produce.
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Morgan Taylor Campbell (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, Sadie’s Last Day On Earth) plays Tilda Weber: The driven lead singer of a punk band sees her dreams shatter after she develops super-hearing and a destructive vocal power, giving her abilities similar to a Banshee.
Rhianna Jagpal (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before 3, Charmed) plays Abbi Singh: An ambitious geneticist whose eagerness to please is tested when her overpowering pheromones give her a Succubus-like control over anyone around her.
Iñaki Godoy (Who Killed Sara?, Do Not Open The Door) plays Juan Ruiz: The aspiring graphic novelist is more comfortable exploring weird fantasy worlds in his work than he is experiencing them first hand after transforming into a beast he identifies as a Chupacabra.
Rhys Nicholson (RuPaul’s Drag Race Downunder, Live At The Athenaeum) plays Dr. Alex Sarkov: Sarkov, a former child prodigy, refuses to let anyone – or anything – interfere with his goal to rewrite the human genome & usher in the next stage of human evolution.
Celina Martin (Other Kingdom, Level 16) plays Hannah Moore: Another test subject of Sarkov and Burke’s experimental gene treatment, Hannah finds her allegiance torn between Abbi, Juan, Tilda, and Finch.
Kyra Zagorsky (The 100, Helix) plays Isabel Finch: Vengeance-minded Finch could be Abbi, Juan and Tilda’s most formidable foe: She has her own reasons for finding Sarkov, and if she finds him before they do, they’ll never be able to shed their monstrous identities.
The anticipated epic international drama series based on Min Jin Lee’s bestselling novel, will film on multiple continents.
Deadline Hollywood reported in August 2018 that Apple Inc. had obtained the series and in April 2019 that it was given a series order.
Soo Hugh (The Terror) who created the vision for the series will act as showrunner, writer, and executive producer for the series with Min Jin Lee, also executive producing. The production company, Media Res, would also produce alongside Hugh. In October 2020, South Korean filmmaker Kogonada and Justin Chon were announced to be executive producers and both will separately direct four episode of the series, with the former directing the pilot.
Pachinko chronicles the hopes and dreams of four generations of a Korean immigrant family. Epic in scope, intimate in tone, the story begins with a forbidden love and crescendos into a sweeping saga that journeys between Korea, Japan and America to tell the unforgettable story of war and peace, love and loss, triumph and reckoning. The series will be told in three languages: Korean, Japanese and English.
Hugh most recently executive produced and served as co-showrunner for The Terror. Her previous credits include the series The Killing and The Whispers.
Lee MinHo is the first Korean celebrity to have reached 20 million followers on Instagram and Facebook. He is also the most followed Korean actor on Instagram. The actor acted in popular dramas such as “Boys Over Flowers” (2009), “City Hunter” (2011), “The Heirs” (2013), “The Legend of the Blue Sea” (2016), and “The King: Eternal Monarch” (2020).