Ori­gin

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Genre: Sci-fi Avail­able Wed­nes­day14 Novem­ber Sea­son: 1 Num­ber of episodes: 10 Runs: 45mins (ap­prox) TVSW says: Com­pelling space ad­ven­ture

TOM FEL­TON HAS a his­tory of play­ing darkly fas­ci­nat­ing char­ac­ters, from his break­through role as Draco Mal­foy in the Harry Pot­ter movies to his re­cent ap­pear­ance as Alchemy in The Flash.

His role in Ori­gin, a new sci-fi thriller se­ries for Youtube Pre­mium, may be his most mys­te­ri­ous yet. With episodes di­rected by Res­i­dent Evil’s Paul WS Anderson, the 10-part drama fea­tures Fel­ton as Lo­gan, one of a group of strangers in the near fu­ture who wake up on a space­ship to dis­cover the other pas­sen­gers and crew have van­ished.

We asked Fel­ton, 31, to tell us more…

HOW WOULD YOU DE­SCRIBE THE SE­RIES AND YOUR CHAR­AC­TER, LO­GAN?

It’s 10 strangers from around the world all on this ship hop­ing to colonise a new planet and leave their old life be­hind. Each episode, you learn a lit­tle more about their back­sto­ries. Lo­gan is a petty crim­i­nal from Cal­i­for­nia.

He’s a bit of a hot­head, with a foul mouth, but he’s a lot of fun to play.

WHAT WAS THE SHOW’S AP­PEAL FOR YOU?

An in­ter­est­ing as­pect is that the au­di­ence learns about the pas­sen­gers’ back­sto­ries but the pas­sen­gers on board don’t. As each episode goes on, the au­di­ence starts to ques­tion who is who, and the more rea­son there is to be scep­ti­cal of who every­one is. There is a who­dunit as­pect to it that I re­ally like.

IS IT FUN PLAY­ING DARK CHAR­AC­TERS?

The dark side of a per­son ap­peals to me as an ac­tor. I’m quite a light-hearted, easy-go­ing Bri­tish dude, so the chance to play an aggressive, foul-mouthed Amer­i­can is a happy switch.

Youtube Pre­mium is avail­able at youtube.com/pre­mium. A one-month trial is free, then a sub­scrip­tion is £11.99 a month.

TOM FEL­TON AND HIS FEL­LOW PAS­SEN­GERS

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