Orson Scott Card series Extinct debuts on BYUtv this weekend

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

Extinct Chad Michael Collins

This weekend, BYUtv will be airing the premiere episode of the series Extinct, which was created by Aaron Johnston and ENDER'S GAME author Orson Scott Card. The series is set 

400 years after the extinction of the human race and follows a small group of humans who are revived by an alien civilization. Over the course of the season, the series carries the colony of revived humans through struggles with the aliens who extinguished humankind centuries before, while trying to understand and get along with the mysterious aliens who revived them.

The revived humans are called the "reborn", and they still retain memories from the lives they led hundreds of years ago. The leader of the reborn is a man named Ezra, played by Chad Michael Collins, who becomes the leader simply because he had survivalist skills in his past life. He also had a family, and according to Collins the character is consumed with a drive to be reunited with his family somehow, hundreds of years after they died.

Being set in the future, post-apocalypse allows Extinct to have a style that sounds quite interesting to me, one that "juxtaposes the very futuristic with the medieval and ​basic". While following the struggle of the reborns as they try to survive in this strange world and figure out what's going on, the show will tell stories of hope, redemption, and love in the midst of action and adventure.

Collins is joined in the cast by Victoria Atkin, Yorke Fryer, Jaclyn Hales, Nic Luken, Matthew Bellows, Jack Depew, and Jake Stormoen.

Johnston and Card produced the series, which has a 10 episode first season, with BYUtv. The premiere episode will be airing on BYUtv on October 1st. Episodes will also be available for viewing through the BYUtv streaming app and on their website, BYUtv.org.

Source: Extinct.tv

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