The show features action crafted by Sonny Louis (Game of Thrones, Batman Begins). The cast includes Peaky Blinder’sown Sam Benjamin, Coronation Street star Kim Vithana, and The Royals actress Jacqui-Lee Pryce.
LONDON--Jan. 27, 2017— Production house Praxima announced today that its original sci-fi superhero series, The Few, is set to premiere on YouTube and Facebook on February 2nd 9pm GMT. A thrilling sci-fi drama, the new series is created by BBC Films Channel 4 Award Winning Writer and actor Sam Benjamin (Peaky Blinders, Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, Fresh Meat), and emerging director Sam Bradford (Will.I.Am’s Lexus Commercial). It is presented by the visionary new production company Praxima who recently produced for superstar girl band Little Mix.
The Few is one of the most anticipated online series of the year, having been featured in SciFiNow Magazine. Its trailer premiered at MCM Comic Con London in October 2016 to rapturous superhero fans, alongside the likes of Wonder Woman & Lego Batman. A unique digital mini-series consisting of 6 episodes, The Few is an original drama that takes place in contemporary London, where super-powered beings exist.
“The series taps into modern-day struggles in Britain: disillusionment with politicians, rising living costs, and powerlessness’’ said co-creator Sam Bradford. “It really does raise the questions to viewers - what would you do if you were endowed with powers beyond your imagination and would you put your life on the line for what you believe in?’’
The Few is the sophomore collaboration of Sam Bradford and Sam Benjamin, who received critical acclaim for their crime caper movieDouble Cross. Dubbed a ‘Mr & Mrs Smith’ with a British twist, it was officially selected by the British Urban Film Festival, BFI Soul Festival and Melanin Box Festival and received an IARA Award nomination. Viewers will be familiar with Merseyside born co-creator and star, Sam Benjamin, who played ambitious sea captain ‘Young Jack’ alongside Bernard Cribbins in CBBC’s BAFTA award winning Old Jack’s BoatChristmas special, and was John Bishop’s cheeky older brother in Sky1’s Little Crackers.
The Few follows British army vet Christian Davis (Vincent Jerome), and directionless History graduate Anna Garland (Rachael Holoway), who, after enlisting in a pharmaceutical trial, acquire super powers. Believing that the UK is a failing and divided society, Christian & Anna enact a plot to wipe the slate clean and start again, committing acts of terrorism to do so. Damaged former cop, Steve Douglas (Sam Benjamin) is one of the first to discover their plan, and decides to go on a mission to stop them. He must, however, find Jamie Scott (Kyla Frye) or he faces certain death. Viewers will watch in awe as an ordinary man goes head to head with a super-powered duo, having only faith and intuition to guide him. Will he find and convince Jamie Scott to help his cause? Does she even have the powers to do so? The future of the United Kingdom, and the world, hangs in the balance.
The first episode go live online on YouTube at 9pm February 2nd 9pm. Facebook users can also watch via the official facebook page - www.facebook.com/fewniverse.