‘Harry Potter’ star Tom Felton in new YouTube show

‘Harry Potter’ star Tom Felton in new YouTube show

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‘Harry Potter’ star Tom Felton in new YouTube show

YouTube has offered the first glimpse of its new sci-fi thriller series fronted by “Harry Potter” star Tom Felton - revealing it is an “Alien”-like horror story on an isolated ship.

“Resident Evil” director Paul W.S. Anderson is to helm “Origin,” which brings together an international roster of talent alongside Felton, the boy wizard’s conniving nemesis Draco Malfoy in all eight “Harry Potter” movies.

A teaser trailer for the 10-episode show made by Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television screened at a panel at San Diego Comic-Con given by the creators and cast on July 19.

The show follows a group of outsiders who find themselves abandoned on a ship bound for a distant land.

They have to work together for survival but quickly realize one of them is far from who they claim to be.

Felton, who also appeared in “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” will be joined in the show by fellow Potter alumnus Natalia Tena, as well as Sen Mitsuji, Nora Arnezeder, Nina Wadia, Adelayo Adedayo and Wil Coban.

The show will air on YouTube Premium, a subscription service that offers access to the company’s original content. 

YouTube, which started in 2005 as a video-sharing network -- still its main function -- also announced a second season of the critically acclaimed supernatural thriller “Impulse.”    

Since its debut on June 6, the first episode has generated around eight million views.

Season two of the 10-episode, hour-long series will premiere on YouTube Premium in 2019.

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