Superheroes have arrived! Their place of origin? London, England.
This is the premise behind the new British sci-fi web series The Few.
Created by Sam Benjamin (Peaky Blinders) and Sam Bradford (Double Cross), the series follows a young police detective (Benjamin) intent on stopping a jaded university graduate (Rachael Holoway) and a embittered veteran (Vincent Jerome), who are using their nascent superpowers to follow a dark path.
However, if the detective has any hope of succeeding, he must seek out and convince another superhuman to join his cause.
Watch the debut episode of The Few ...
This series is brimming with promise, and after watching the engaging first episode, I feel audiences will be in for an exhilarating ride.
Yes superhero-themed tv series and movies are in vogue right now. But what sets The Few apart is the vision of its creators.
First, the series is based and filmed in London, England.
This is a very import distinction, because most mainstream superhero sagas are based in the United States. More specifically, the majority are set in New York - or fictional analogs to the big apple.
Having The Few set in Britain breaks away from this worn-out genre trope.
Next, given the important conversations regarding inclusion and representation of marginalized groups in Hollywood, The Few's producers must be lauded for creating a world that closely mirrors reality in terms of diversity.
In this behind-the-scenes production video, cast member Kyla Frye reveals why she's proud of the series' inclusive cast, as well as what appealed to her about the project:
With the release of its debut episode, the series is off to an auspicious start, and is certain to become a standout by defying the standard conventions of the superhero genre.
Watch The Few on its official channel on YouTube.
The producers of The Few have launched a crowdfunding campaign for the ambitious second season, entitled The Few: Dark Future.
Visit its Indiegogo campaign page to uncover more information and lend your support to make the second season of this promising British superhero saga a reality!
PLUS - We interview actor Sam Benjamin, the co-creator, co-producer, and star of The Few on our new EYE ON SCI-FI PODCAST. Sam discusses plans for season 2, and his career - including his role in the Justice League film!
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