The year is 2712, after a devastating attack on Earth from an unknown alien race, humanity activates Project S.E.E.D, a secret government operation as a last resort if Earth was beyond saving. Those who escaped the slaughter are now drifting across space on giant Ark ships, designed to carry what is left of mankind to a new planet where their seed can be planted.
About the show
‘Project S.E.E.D. Prelude’ will be split up into 5 chapters (segments), each shot from one of the main character’ perspectives. Four of the chapters are non-sequential, with the last chapter acting as a bridge bringing all the characters together and the prelude to its conclusion.
Nico Angelis was part of the original group of trainees intended to serve on the
Nico has become captain of Freyja purely by being the only person actually trained in leadership. Nico feels his lack of qualification sharply. He tries to give the others the impression that he’s fully in command. He tends to operate “by the book” as much as possible because of this.
Kane Borger has a technical background and a degree in mechanical engineering, so he has been given the post of Chief Engineer to Freyja. Unfortunately, the complex systems were meant to be handled by a team of specialists, and Kane has only a hazy idea of what has to happen beyond basic maintenance.
As an agent of Earth Security, Kane’s clearance was high – Delta level. He had access to the Adamantine Protocols which were, by law, built into every Earth computer of any size or power, to prevent rogue AI incidents.
Doctor Bayrak is driven to finding a cure for the Howler transformations. Most of her time is spent wrestling with the Howler infection. She is constantly taking samples, growing tissues, applying different stimuli, and observing cellular metabolism, but she is somewhat hampered by the fact that Freyja is a prototype.
Being a genius, Elena has the capacity to design and build more complex equipment to counter the restrictions of Freyja,
Jason Cutter is nominally the Chief of Security, which means he mostly goes around acting as a circuit breaker between Nico and the rest of the crew. Nico issues security orders and Cutter goes around the ship quietly persuading people to “just play along” and co-operate.
Cutter is in a relationship with Conrad Hautner. Cutter has in the past occasionally been involved with women, but he genuinely loves Hautner. He has agreed to be part of a parenting contract, and the pair
Conrad Hautner is a man who loves living and everything about it. He is very much in love with his partner Cutter, but it’s not so much an exclusive thing as an expression of his love for life itself. It was Conrad’s idea to become pregnant, and he’s absolutely delighted and excited to be carrying the baby.
Con quite liked to drink and eat well. He is the life-systems engineer aboard Freyja, responsible for environment, hydroponics, lighting, heat, etc – and he’s also the cook. He looks after the little menagerie of farm animals, milks the goats, tends the chickens and fish, and maintains the extensive food farms.
|Claire McAllister is a computer technician. She handles computer systems for Freyja and runs constant diagnostics on Freyja on Nico’s orders. Claire has a son, Elijah who she brought onto the ship during Earth’s evacuation. During their journey, Claire developed a relationship with Kane Borger.|
|Kane Borger||CRIS COCHRANE|
|Elijah McAllister||KIERAN COCHRANE|
|Claire McAllister||EMMA LOUISE PURSEY|
|Jason Cutter||LIAM TITHERIDGE|
|Cpt. Nico Angelis||JULIAN PILLIRONE|
|Conrad Hautner||JOHN FRANKLAND|
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