Today, September 27 at 6pm PT, Nerdist’s interactive sci-fi series, Orbital Redux, launches on Legendary Digital Networks’ interactive streaming platform Alpha. Alpha members can join the adventure tonight at join.projectalpha.com/orbitalredux.
Check out a special video message from actor Yuri Lowenthal (Marvel’s Spider-Man, Young Justice, Ben 10, Naruto)
Orbital Redux will air as eight weekly episodes performed and live streamed in real-time with actor Yuri Lowenthal as the story¹s spaceship pilot protagonist. The show also invites Alpha members to help shape the storyline as the series progresses.
Orbital Redux explores the world of Zachery “Max” Levodolinksy ( Lowenthal), a former astronaut navigating life after NASA runs out of funding, removing all the thrilling, heroic jobs . Now, following ten years of thankless orbital transpo, Max must train a new pilot (Yasmine Al-Bustami), only to discover she’s meant to be his replacement. When the latest redux goes wrong, they have no choice but to work together if they want to survive. In addition to this main narrative, the live broadcast of Orbital Redux hands the control of some storyline elements to the viewers, voting on everything from actors’ decisions to presenting new challenges for them to solve in real time.
Additional series cast includes David Blue (SGU Stargate Universe, Ugly Betty), Bruno Oliver (A Girl Named Jo, Colony), Natalie Whittle (Part Timers, Much Ado About Nothing), Nardeep Khurmi (Jane the Virgin, Pagg), Marc Anthony Samuel (A Crooked Somebody, Rumor from Ground Control), and Sven Holmberg (Fameless, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2).
Nerdist is a multi-platform media and entertainment network for fans of genre and pop culture content. With flagship content including Nerdist News hosted by Jessica Chobot, weekly shows Because Science and The Dan Cave, and daily in-depth editorial coverage, Nerdist reaches millions of people every day on Nerdist.com and on leading platforms including the premium streaming service Alpha, YouTube, Facebook, and the Nerdist Podcast Network. Nerdist is owned by Legendary Entertainment and is part of Legendary Digital Networks, which also includes Geek & Sundry and Amy Poehler¹s Smart Girls.
Alpha is a leading premium streaming entertainment service from Legendary Digital Networks that offers access to fully interactive live and on-demand channels, exclusive shows, and a suite of innovative features that empower fans to experience the programming they love in a unique and personally customizable way. Since its launch in 2016, Alpha has given members unprecedented access to engage directly with on-air personalities and form immersive communities around their passions. Alpha¹s slate of original and exclusive shows includes Talkin¹ Toons, Sagas of Sundry, Painters Guild, Because Science, Bizarre States Los Angeles, and Critical Role. Try the Alpha experience commitment-free for 30 days at www.projectalpha.com.
About Legendary Digital Networks
Legendary Digital Networks (LDN) is the streaming media and branded content division of Legendary Entertainment and home to leading digital entertainment brands Nerdist, Geek and Sundry, and Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, as well as Alpha, a premium streaming entertainment service that gives members access to new and exclusive shows and immersive community-based interactivity.
About Butcher Bird Studios
Butcher Bird Studios is a collective of filmmakers that evolved into a creative media company. They focus on all stages of content creation, from inception, though pre-production and post-production, for documentaries, commercials, television, and independent features.