Britain might have finally found its answer to the gritty superhero genre in upcoming webseries The Few, which you’ll be able to watch online very soon.
We’re pleased to exclusively reveal that the first episode of The Few is set to become available to stream on YouTube at 9pm on 2 February, and on Facebook via the series’ official Facebook page, which you can find here.
A new episode will be posted every Thursday at 9pm, with the sixth and final episode hitting the web on 9 March.
“No-one has ever made a series like this,” said The Few creator, writer and star Sam Benjamin. “Batman, Superman, Iron Man, and the Avengers are all great costumed sci-fi heroes, but they are all American.
“This is the long awaited British answer to DC & Marvel. Drawing on the tropes and traditions of American comic books and fusing it with a British sensibility we’ve created a super-powered universe for the UK. We cannot wait to share this thrilling sci-fi drama with online audiences.”
Benjamin’s co-creator Sam Bradford added: “The series taps into modern-day struggles in Britain: disillusionment with politicians, rising living costs, and powerlessness. It really does raise the questions to viewers – what would you do if you were endowed with powers beyond your imagination and would you put your life on the line for what you believe in?”
You can read the official synopsis for The Few here:
The Few follows British army vet Christian Davis (Vincent Jerome) and directionless History graduate Anna Garland (Rachael Holoway), who, after enlisting in a pharmaceutical trial, acquire super powers. Believing that the UK is a failing and divided society, Christian & Anna enact a plot to wipe the slate clean and start again, committing acts of terrorism to do so. Damaged former cop Steve Douglas (Sam Benjamin) is one of the first to discover their plan, and decides to go on a mission to stop them. He must, however, find Jamie Scott (Kyla Frye) or he faces certain death.
Viewers will watch in awe as an ordinary man goes head to head with a super-powered duo, having only faith and intuition to guide him. Will he find and convince Jamie Scott to help his cause? Does she even have the powers to do so? The future of the United Kingdom, and the world, hangs in the balance.
Check out the trailer below.
The Few premieres on YouTube and Facebook at 9pm on 2 February. Get all the latest superhero news with every issue of SciFiNow.