EXCLUSIVE: Game Of Thrones and Project Blue Book actor Aidan Gillen is to front an ambitious genre-bending dramatized documentary series for Discovery’s Science Channel in which he plays a detective examining dangerous phenomena in the universe.
Deadline understands that the six-part series is being produced by Warner Bros-owned UK production company Wall To Wall and has been shooting across the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic. Filming is still underway, though post-production has begun on the show.
Sources said that Gillen will feature as a Raymond Chandler-style detective who hunts down existential threats to humanity in a specialist factual series with a graphic novel-like twist. The project is working titled Killers Of The Cosmos.
Discovery declined to comment on Killers Of The Cosmos, but it is likely to premiere the show next year.
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Wall To Wall continues to make serious inroads with U.S. broadcasters and streamers. The company, which created TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are?, launched Olivia Colman-narrated Becoming You on Apple TV+ this month, and makes Netflix series Dope and Netflix/BBC Three co-production Glow Up.
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