With Earth rapidly becoming uninhabitable, pioneers seek to colonize the harsh terrain of the planet Carpathia. 10 years later, the town of Forthaven faces danger as the planet's dark secrets are revealed.


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Series cast summary:
Hermione Norris ...  Stella Isen 8 episodes, 2011
Daniel Mays ...  Cass Cromwell 8 episodes, 2011
Amy Manson ...  Fleur Morgan 8 episodes, 2011
Ashley Walters ...  Jack Holt 8 episodes, 2011
Eric Mabius ...  Julius Berger 8 episodes, 2011
Michael Legge ...  Tipper Malone 8 episodes, 2011
Liam Cunningham ...  Richard Tate 8 episodes, 2011
Langley Kirkwood ...  Rudi 7 episodes, 2011
Jeanné Kietzmann ...  Lily Isen 7 episodes, 2011
Jessica Haines Jessica Haines ...  Karina Hoban 2 episodes, 2011
Rory Acton Burnell Rory Acton Burnell ...  PAS Officer Ferguson 2 episodes, 2011
Juliet Aubrey ...  Josie Hunter 2 episodes, 2011


Leaving a deteriorating Earth behind, a group of courageous pioneers have colonized the planet Carpathia. Ten years later, the citizens of the settlement town Forthaven have lost contact with Earth and are uncertain if or when more transporters will arrive. President Tate governs the settlement, aided by Stella Isen and her security officers Fluer and Cass, while Expeditionaries like Jack Holt explore their new home. But secrets and something beyond the gates of Forthaven threaten to destroy their future. Written by L. Hamre

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Pioneers in a brave new world.


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Good light entertainment which is improving each episode
15 February 2011 | by alanbill1074See all my reviews

I don't normally write reviews but I was compelled to do so for this series in light of many of the general downbeat comments. I have to say that I am enjoying this show. Like anything new, I believe it is important to give it a chance and by the third episode I was finding it to be quite a good series, for what it is - light evening entertainment. It's filled with plot holes and the characterisation is a little light, but when you have an 8 episode series character development probably isn't going to be a major factor of a show, particularly in action dominated sci-fi. The concept is interesting, and hopefully more questions about what happened on earth and why there is no military presence in the colony will be answered over the series. The acting is good, as are the set pieces and most of the FX, particularly in episode 3. Script wise it is at times a little clunky but I think the actors have done a respectable job with what they have to work with.

A note now on all the "one star" reviews. Writing a negative review and brandishing one star ratings is unfortunately a way for people to excercise a little bit of the power that is lacking in their life. I do not believe this series is a one star show, but that is my opinion. I think people can state if they truly feel something is poor without resorting to some of the vindictive things being said here. No one deliberately sets out to make a bad show just to ruin your day. Many people have worked very hard on this series (and no I am not one of them or affiliated with anybody involved). Ultimately it is about entertainment, and if people do not like it, don't watch it. Why waste your time writing such horrid things. There are zillions of channels to choose from now. Often the comments people write online are things they would never dare say to someones face, and are a complete overeaction to what is in reality just a TV show. All that negative energy could be channelled into something much more constructive.

So, soldier on Outcasts. I for one am enjoying the ride, and grateful to the BBC for trying something new in sci-fi.

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18 June 2011 (USA) See more »

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South Africa

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