Intergalactic: Release date, how to stream, cast, and everything to know about Peacock's prison break sci-fi series

Sky TV's "Intergalactic"
Sky TV's "Intergalactic"

Recovering from a pandemic-induced lockdown isn’t easy. But Peacock’s “Intergalactic” series could be the fix that viewers need. According to the synopsis, “Intergalactic” is a sci-fi drama set in a futuristic timeline and centers on a prison break in outer space.

Showrunner Julie Gearey heads the upcoming original series from Sky One. The show is set in a future society called ‘Commonworld’ and tells the story of a young space cop named Ash (Savannah Steyn), who is at the peak of her career when she is wrongly accused of treason.

Ash is sentenced to a prison in outer space called ‘The Hemlock’ and finds herself mixed up with a gang of criminals. But she soon discovers there are more mysteries in her life than she had known. The official synopsis further reads:

"A female prison gang show with an epic galactic setting, the further the escapees travel from home the closer they come to understanding who they truly are, And as they reluctantly learn to rely on one another, this disparate band of criminals will be fighting for their shared future in their ultimate bid for freedom."

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When will “Intergalactic” air?

The brand new sci-fi drama series was originally released on April 30, 2021. But “Intergalactic” is confirmed to return on the NBC-owned streaming service from May 13.

How to watch “Intergalactic”

All eight episodes of season 1 can be streamed on Peacock.

Who’s cast in “Intergalactic” sci-fi series?

Savannah Steyn

Savannah Steyn as Ash Harper from "Intergalactic" (Image via Sky)
Savannah Steyn as Ash Harper from "Intergalactic" (Image via Sky)

The series introduces Savannah Steyn portraying Ash Harper, the “tough, loyal and law-abiding” cop.

Steyn has appeared as a supporting cast member in shows like “The Tunnel,” “Wannabe,” “A Discovery of Witches,” and “Mister Winner.”

Parminder Nagra

Parminder Nagra (Image via Instagram, @pramindernagra)
Parminder Nagra (Image via Instagram, @pramindernagra)

The English actor plays Ash’s mother, Rebecca - the head of Galactic Security in the Commonworld. Fans would likely remember her prominent roles in “ER,” “Fortitude,” and “Bend it Like Beckham.”

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Pre-buzz around “Intergalactic”

In a Q&A with the main cast, Sharon Duncan-Brewster spoke proudly about the diversity in “Intergalactic,” saying:

"Myself and Diany auditioned together and then we met Savannah and were like 'This is really cool!' and there was a point when we were on set, myself Savannah and Diany and I just paused and I said 'Do you realise what's happened?' and we all looked at each other and just smiled. None of us had ever experienced that before. We really have come a long way and I hope this is a good sign of where change is going to go in the future."

Apart from the cast hyping the series, there has been some online buzz among viewers who caught the sci-fi drama on Sky TV. Fans of the show are now looking forward to season 2.

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The trailer for “Intergalactic” offers a glimpse into its breathtaking galactic visuals and Ash’s journey from a space cop to a prisoner.

If readers enjoy “Intergalactic,” the following are a few similar sci-fi dramas currently streaming on Netflix:

  • Jupiter's legacy
  • Star Wars: The Bad Batch
  • Oxygen
  • Another Life
Edited by Srijan Sen
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