Strange creatures of the universe that have been never imagined and appear suddenly will surely thrill you but when it comes to saving the existence of these creatures, it becomes an exciting responsibility. We are talking about Hulu’s upcoming sci-fi series Endlings which is created by multi-Emmy winner J.J. Johnson under the joint production of Sinking Ship Entertainment, with CBC and Hulu. The 12 episodes series is set to air on CBC Television from January 5 and on Hulu from Friday, January 17, 2020.
“If this planet has any hope of reversing its ever-increasing loss of biodiversity, it rests with its inheritors,” said Johnson. “Our goal with this series is to start a conversation about life — how we treat each other, ourselves and those we share the planet (and Universe) with.”
Production giant Sinking Ship has published the synopsis of the series: Set 20 years in the future, Endlings is the empowering story of four teenagers in foster care who discover they’re not alone in the universe, even though sometimes it can feel like they are. Halfway across the world, Tuko is alone. After the death of her mate, Tuko becomes the last elephant in existence–what biologists call an ending.
Her ending status summons to Earth a mysterious Alien who is on an intergalactic quest to save the last member of near-extinct species. After Tuko is collected, the Alien’s ship malfunctions and sends it on a crash course with the farm where Julia (Kamala Fairburn), Johnny (Edison Grant), Tabby (Michela Luci) and Finn (Cale Thomas Ferrin) live with their foster dad, Mr. Leopold (Neil Crone). Before crashing, the Alien releases all of its cosmic collection into the fields and wilderness surrounding the property. This kicks off a high-action life-altering mission to retrieve these fantastical creatures before the local police, Tuko’s caretaker (Oyin Oladejo), or a secretive industrialist (Lisa Ryder) can. Along the way, four discarded teens discover that “endling” doesn’t have to mean the end; it can also mean a new beginning.
Canadian child actress Luci who is only 13 years old, most known for his amazing performance in Dino Dana, won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s, Family Viewing Program at the 46th Daytime Emmy Awards. Christin Simms, Blair Powers and Matt Bishop are the executive producers in the series wherein Johnson and Simms are the writers as well.
Hulu has released a trailer on December 19 along with a short detail, “From the Emmy Award-winning Creator/Director J.J. Johnson (Annedroids; Dino Dan/Dino Dana), Endlings is a sci-fi action-adventure series about four foster kids who come together to save fantastical creatures from across the galaxy who are just like them: alone.” Check out the trailer above.