Netflix is expanding its sci-fi/genre portfolio with two new series orders with October Faction, based on the IDW comics by Steve Niles, and Warrior Nun, inspired by the manga series.
Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of October Faction, from creator/executive producer Damian Kindler, High Park Entertainment in association with IDW Entertainment and 10 episodes of Warrior Nun, from creator/executive producer Simon Barry.
They join the recently picked up new sci-fi series The I-Word, The Order, Wu Assassins, Locke & Key, V Wars, and Another Life as Netflix is making in big push in the genre arena as is rival Amazon.
Here are details about the three newly ordered series:
October Faction – Building on the IDW comic book series, October Faction follows globetrotting monster hunters Fred and Deloris Allen who, after the death of Fred’s father, return to their hometown in upstate New York with their teenage children Geoff and Viv. As the family adjusts, Fred and Deloris must hide their identities as members of a secret organization, and our heroes quickly discover that their new small-town setting isn’t as idyllic as it seems.
October Faction is produced by High Park Entertainment in association with IDW Entertainment. IDW Entertainment is the worldwide distributor (excluding Canada) for the series.
Creator / Showrunner / Executive Producer: Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow, Krypton)
Directors: Director X (Superfly, Mister Tachyon, Across the Line), Damian Kindler, Megan Follows (Reign, Anne of Green Gables), Mina Shum (Meditation Park, Ninth Floor) and David Frazee (Vikings, Orphan Black)
Executive Producers: James Thorpe, Steve Niles, Thomas Walden, Eric Birnberg and Steve Niles
Co-Executive Producers: George Strayton and Melissa Blake (Sleepy Hollow, Heroes)
Producers: John Calvert (X Company, Anne with an E) and Mohamad El Masri (Here and Now)
Inspired by the manga series, Warrior Nun revolves around a 19-year-old woman who wakes up in a morgue with a new lease on life and a divine artifact embedded in her back. She discovers she is now part of an ancient order that has been tasked with fighting demons on Earth, and powerful forces representing both heaven and hell want to find and control her.
Writer/ Showrunner / Executive Producer: Simon Barry (Ghost Wars, Continuum)
Consulting Producer: Amy Berg (Counterpart, Da Vinci’s Demons)
Co-Executive Producer: Terri Hughes Burton (The 100, Eureka)
NWEPs: Stephen Hegyes (White Noise, 50 Dead Men Walking)
El Masri is repped by UTA.