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Netflix Sci-Fi Series Announced Include I-Land and October Faction

Netflix has announced three new sci-fi series, including The I-Land, October Faction, and Warrior Nun. These new titles join the growing Netflix sci-fi series slate, which includes recent announcements The Order, Wu Assassins, Locke & Key, V Wars, and Another Life.

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.

Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow, Krypton) is the creator, showrunner and executive producer of the 10-episode series. The executive producers also include James Thorpe, Steve Niles, Thomas Walden, and Eric Birnberg. The producers are John Calvert and Mohamad El Masri.

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 Chase. Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike, I Am Number Four, The Strange Ones, Elvis & Nixon) will star as Brody.

Neil LaBute (Billy & Billie, Van Helsing) is the showrunner, director, and writer of the seven-episodes series. The writer is Lucy Teitler (Mr. Robot). The executive producers are Chad Oakes and Mike Frislev.

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.

Simon Barry (Ghost Wars, Continuum) is the writer, showrunner, and executive producer of the 10-episode series.

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