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…