Legendary Digital Networks' interactive streaming platform Geek & Sundry and Alpha are bringing Ashley Clements' science fiction series SONA to their service later this month.
Clements (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Edgar Allan Poe's Murder Mystery Dinner Party) stars as Lieutenant Belyn Sona, a United Earth Space Corps officer in a future in which aliens are no longer welcome on Earth. This includes Sona's alien husband (Brendan Bradley), and she finds herself trapped on a malfunctioning escape pod in space. Through flashbacks, the Lieutenant's motivations become clear and how she ended up alone. SONA is a sci-fi tale that examines mental health, immigration, and betrayal.
Clements said of the series and release:
"The experience of SONA, both in the show and behind the scenes, is about feeling trapped by yourself and your circumstances. Being an actor means a lot of waiting for other people to give you permission to do what you love, so we decided to give ourselves permission. This series is a testament for anyone facing limitations, creative or otherwise – make something that matters to you, and it will speak to others. You don't have to wait for someone else to tell your story."
Just from the trailer alone, we can tell this will be a tale of adventure and hardship featuring a strong female lead, as well as surprising plot twists. And, just a reminder, the Kickstarter for SONA raised three times the original goal, allowing the project to go all out with special effects and sound design.
Johnny Wickham, Vice President of Development for Legendary Digital Networks, said they're "thrilled to add SONA to our Alpha slate, because this gripping sci-fi tale is unlike anything we have seen before and because Ashley and Brendan's passion for filmmaking echoes our own — doing whatever it takes to tell the best story."
Jason Corey, VP of Production and Programming, Legendary Digital Networks added that it was "inspiring to watch these talented producers employ their energy, commitment, and vision in bringing this harrowing story to life."
The eight-episode saga of SONA is set to release on August 22nd on Alpha.