Another high-concept sci-fi series from Legendary Television, the studio that has given “The Expanse,” is in the works. Amazon is co-producing an hourlong sci-fi drama series “Lightyears” with Legendary TV.
“Lightyears” follows Franklin and Irene York, a couple who years ago discovered a chamber buried in their backyard, which inexplicably leads to a strange, deserted planet. They’ve carefully guarded their secret ever since, but when an enigmatic young man enters their lives, the Yorks’ quiet existence is quickly upended…and the mysterious chamber they thought they knew so well turns out to be much more than they could ever have imagined.
Holden Miller is penning the script and “The Son” writer and “Into the Badlands” producer Daniel C. Connolly has also boarded as showrunner. Argentinian director Juan José Campanella who is best known for directing Oscar winner “The Secret In Their Eyes” and multiple episodes of AMC’s “Halt And Catch Fire” has been tapped to direct and executive produce the first two episodes.
Connolly will also serve as an executive producer, with Miller writing and also co-exec producing. Mosaic’s Jimmy Miller and Sam Hansen are also serving as executive producers.
Legendary TV also has a series based on “Paper Girls,” the sci-fi graphic novels written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Cliff Chiang, in the pipeline at Amazon. Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne’s fantasy show “Carnival Row,” which also hails from Legendary, has been a big hit on Amazon, and its season 2 is currently in post-production.
Legendary has also produced the sci-fi series “Lost in Space” for Netflix.
“The Expanse” season 5 will be premiering on Amazon Prime Video on December 16.
Deadline first reported the news.
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