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.
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