Q&A: Sky Original drama Intergalactic with on and off screen talent
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About the Event
Join us to discover brand new Sky Original prison break drama, Intergalactic which imagines life ‘off-earth’ for a live Q&A with on and off screen talent. We’ll hear from writer and showrunner Julie Gearey, executive producer Iona Vrolyk, space scientist and show advisor Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBEand actresses Sharon Duncan-Brewster and Parminder Nagra with host Vick Hope.
Written by award-winning showrunner, Julie Gearey (Prisoners’ Wives, Cuffs, Secret Diary of a Call Girl), the series tells the story of fearless young cop and galactic pilot, Ash Harper (Steyn), who has her glittering career ripped away from her after being wrongly convicted of a treasonous crime and exiled to a distant prison colony. But on the way there, Ash’s fellow convicts stage a mutiny and seize control of their prison transfer ship. From the fringes of outer space to the depths of human emotion, Intergalactic is a drama set in space, but with its feet firmly on the ground.
The series, set in the future with a very dramatically different Earth, follows a group of female prisoners who hijack their transporter spaceship as it is travelling to a distant prison colony. With host Vick Hope, our panel will be discussing their different roles on the show, the research required for writing a prison break sci-fi drama and their experiences filming in Manchester and Spain.
Attendees will also be offered the option to select a 'Screener' ticket that to view the first three episodes of Intergalactic. A link and access code will be shared ahead of the event.
Julie Gearey, Writer, Television
Julie Gearey was a lead writer and executive producer on Intergalatic for Moongate/Sky1. Previous credits include original series Cuffs and Prisoner’s Wives, episodes for three series of The Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Lipservice, Coronation Street, Casualty, My Parents Are Aliens and My Spy Family. Current projects in development include Mayor for New Pictures and The Spy Who Came In from the Co-OP with Water and Power Productions/BBC.
Iona Vrolyk, Executive Producer
Iona Vrolyk is an Executive Producer at Tiger Aspect. Intergalactic, an original science-fiction series for Sky One, is the fourth drama series on which Iona and Julie Gearey have collaborated. Iona co-executive produced Julie’s action-packed police series Cuffs for BBC1. Prior to that she story produced Julie’s award-winning series Prisoner’s Wives and their long-standing creative relationship began on Secret Diary of a Call Girl(ITV2). Iona’s other credits include The Good Karma Hospital, which she developed and executive produced for ITV.
Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock
Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE is a space scientist whose passion is presenting science to a general audience. Her BBC 2 programme Do We Really Need the Moon? earned Maggie the talkback Thames new talent award. She went on to present Do We Really Need Satellites? and Channel 4’s Brave New World. She is currently Presenter of BBC 4’s Sky at Night, has recently published The Book of the Moon and her first children’s book Dr Maggie’s Grand Tour of the Solar System is out now. Maggie studied at Imperial College where she obtained her degree in Physics and PhD in Mechanical Engineering.
Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Actress
Sharon Duncan-Brewster’s outstanding skills as an actress are reflected in the diverse range of theatre, television and film credits she has acquired over the years. Most recently, Sharon filmed the highly anticipated Dune a Warner Bros motion picture playing the role of Dr Liet Kynes. She also played the role of Tula Quik in Sky Drama’s ‘Intergalactic’both productions are due for release in 2021. Other film and tv credits include: Sex Education (Netflix), Years & Years (BBC), The Long Song (BBC) Top Boy (Channel 4), The Intent 2: The Come Up (The Intent 2 Limited), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Walt Disney Studios/Lucasfilm) and Three And Out (Rovinge).
Host, Vick Hope
Vick Hope is a Nigerian-Geordie with a Cambridge degree, Vick Hope is a multilingual, multi-skilled and multifaceted presenter making waves in the world of broadcast. In 2020, she presented live from the red carpet at the BAFTAs, landed two presenting jobs on BBC Radio 1; became an Amnesty International Ambassador. Vick hosted her own daily show for ITV I’m A Celebrity...The Daily Drop plus she stepped into Carol Volderman’s shoes for the CITV reboot of HOW, she taught the nation French for BBC Celebrity Supply Teacher, hosted a 6-part music series for 4Music and The Box and is still part of the regular ITV team bringing live segments to audiences across This Morning and Lorraine. In 2021, her second co-authored book with Roman Kemp, Shout Out: Use your voice, save the day was released. Vick continues to host two shows across BBC Radio 1 as well as regular live stints across ITV Lorraine and This Morning.
Parminder Nagra, Actress
18:10: Please join the meeting waiting room
18:15: Vick to lead presentation and discussion
19:00: Attendee Q&A opens
How will the online event work?
This event will be live streamed via Zoom.us. Viewing details below.
Attending participants will not be visible to others and will be muted throughout the session. After the talk, there will be an opportunity for audience members to ask their questions to the panel by using the Q&A feature.
Attendees will also be offered the option to be sent a link and access code to be able to view the first three episodes of Intergalactic ahead of the event.
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