Outcasts is an eight-part 2011 British television sci-fi drama serial, starring Liam Cunningham, Hermione Norris, Amy Manson, Daniel Mays, Jamie Bamber, Eric Mabius and Ashley Walters. It originally aired on BBC One, and BBC HD.


Outcasts is set in the year 2060 on the fictional planet Carpathia, a so-called "Goldilocks planet" five years' travel from Earth. Carpathia has been colonised by a succession of spaceships fleeing destruction and nuclear conflict back on Earth. Most of the planet's population is living within the limits of the pioneer town Forthaven, which was first settled ten years before the time of the beginning of the series.


The Carpathians live in ignorance of Earth's fate, receiving news only through the few evacuee transporter ships that successfully pass through the difficult atmospheric entry to Carpathia. Carpathia was so-named by the colonists in honour of the RMS Carpathia, a ship that came to rescue survivors of the historic RMS Titanic disaster.


The Advanced Cultivars (ACs) are a group of artificially created humans designed to survive in harsh conditions. Early in the colonisation, they were blamed for a plague which killed many of the new colony's children, including those of President Tate. Some of the ACs have specific problems due to their conditioning. They are supposedly sterile.

Though the planet only has simple native animals and birds, over the course of the series the colony discovers evidence of both an extinct native hominid species and a mysterious alien presence.


The story focuses on the President of Carpathia, Richard Tate, and core members of the Protection and Security (PAS) team, as well as Expeditionaries (XPs), whose role is to explore the planet on foot and retrieve resources and medicines. With the arrival of CT-9, perhaps the last transporter that will reach Carpathia from Earth, the storylines revolve around the ongoing lives of the existing settlers, the induction of new evacuees into the Forthaven community and the effect of others living outside the walls of Forthaven.


While much of the series deals with human relationships in a hostile environment, there are a number of sci-fi elements—such as being set in the future, on a planet in a faraway solar system, after some sort of global catastrophe.



Outcasts Trailer

BBC´s Outcasts Intro

Episode Guide

Outcasts Series 1

Season One - Complete Series


1 - Episode 1

2 - Episode 2

3 - Episode 3

4 - Episode 4

5 - Episode 5

6 - Episode 6

7 - Episode 7

8 - Episode 8


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Comments: 4
  • #1

    sfseriesenfilms (Saturday, 10 March 2012 23:29)

    Watched the first episode today, enjoyed myself, was impressed with the space scenes too. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

  • #2

    sfseriesenfilms (Monday, 16 April 2012 19:27)

    Fineshed with this series last weekend and although it end with a cliff-hanger, I can recommend it to you because it's a good sci-fi show. The landscape alone, it's shot in Africa, is it worth it. Compelling stories, strong characters. If you get the chance, try a few episodes.

  • #3

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Wednesday, 26 March 2014 20:49)

    Outcasts was one of my favorite shows after the end of BSG when we still had science fiction on tv. But 2010-2011 was the year of the "massacre": From November 2010 to April 2011 Caprica, Outcasts and SGU were cancelled.

  • #4

    SF Series And Movies (Wednesday, 26 March 2014 23:00)

    Loved it too, the landscape alone was worth it! 2011 was a bad year for sci-fi and since then it hasn't been much better!

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