Saturday, April 28, 2012

First picture!

Courtesy of BBC Pictures
The BBC have issued the first promotional picture from Wizards Vs Aliens - click on the image above for a bigger version. Included are actors SCOTT HARAN, playing Tom Clarke, and PERCELLE ASCOTT, Benny Sherwood. From the BBC Press Release:
Filming is now underway on CBBC’s thrilling new action adventure drama, created by Russell T Davies and Phil Ford. Wizards Vs Aliens, produced by BBC Cymru Wales in association with FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME), will air on CBBC this Autumn. Filming has begun at the BBC’s Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff and on location around the area.

Starring Scott Haran as Tom Clarke and Percelle Ascott as Benny Sherwood, the series also features Annette Badland (Doctor Who episodes Aliens of London, WWIII and Boom Town), Michael Higgs (Eastenders), Jefferson Hall (Doctors) and Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones). Don Gilet (Doctor Who, The Runaway Bride) and Nina Sosanya (Doctor Who, Fear Her) make guest appearances as Benny’s parents.

Wizards Vs Aliens brings magic and sci-fi together to tell an epic tale. Aliens are intent of devouring all the magic on Earth - one 16-year-old boy stands in their way. Tom Clarke is a seemingly ordinary boy who loves football. He lives with his dad Michael and grandmother Ursula in an ordinary house in an ordinary street - but there’s something different about Tom. He has an astonishing secret - his family are Wizards! When the alien Nekross arrive on Earth hungry for magic, there’s big, big trouble in store for all wizardkind.

With the help of his friend and science super-brain Benny, Tom must stop them - but will these two unlikely heroes succeed, or will the Nekross devour all the magic on Earth with disastrous results for the whole planet?
Wizards Vs Aliens (12 x 30 minutes) will be broadcast on CBBC in Autumn 2012.

In other news composer Sam Watts (The Sarah Jane Adventures) has confirmed he is involved in the show, see HERE.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Filming begins!

As the Twitter feeds for numerous members of the crew indicated, filming began on Wizards Vs Aliens today. Directing the opening two episodes is Being Human director Daniel O'Hara. In other news Joss Agnew, award-winning director from The Sarah Jane Adventures, is confirmed as down to helm four episode.

Who's involved?
Thanks to M'Dear on Twitter for the director news.