Extinct takes place 400 years after the extinction of the human race and follows a small group of humans who are revived by an alien civilization. The aliens claim they want to restore the human species, but the reborn humans uncover new dangers, hidden agendas and powerful secrets that challenge that claim and threaten to annihilate the human race all over again.
“We are pleased to debut a sci-fi thriller created exclusively for BYUtv by one of the most awarded and bestselling authors – Orson Scott Card,” Derek Marquis, managing director of BYUtv explained. “Following the incredible response to our first scripted drama, Granite Flats, we are bringing a powerful apocalyptic story to life, written by two of the strongest writers in the world of speculative fiction, and directed and produced by top independent filmmakers.”
Extinct 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. Nothing is as it seems to be, and if they aren’t careful, courageous, and unified, they’ll find themselves under the control of one group or the other.
Orson Scott Card is the creator of Ender’s Game and its sequels; he is a descendant of Brigham Young, the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. Brigham Young University TV aims to “create a breadth of original ‘see the good in the world’ programming that fills a void in entertainment the entire family can enjoy together, including sketch comedy, scripted, history, music and documentary offerings.”
The series will star Chad Michael Collins and will be directed by Ryan Little.