The site Quiet Earth has lived up their name and quietly posted something new and pretty nifty. It's not a trailer for an upcoming series but rather a "sizzle reel" or faux trailer for a proposed series.
And I like what it proposes.
Slingers is summed up as Ocean's 11 meets A.I., and there is a definite element of 1960s cool mixed with the usual British coolness as well, largely thanks to the gravelly voice of Sean Pertwee.
Here's the official synopsis from StupidEvilBastard.com:
Slingers is set in the year 2960 A.D., following mankind’s first interplanetary war. Humanity is now clustered into a finite, but still vast section of the universe known as Enclosed Space. Humanity won the war with an aggressive alien enemy, but at a cost. The way back to Earth is now cut off by an impassable barrier – a side effect of the blast that finally pushed the enemy back.
The show takes its name from a group of people thrown together on board an experimental spacecraft that is capable of Slinging itself to any point in space. In theory it’s the only craft capable of getting home. In reality the crew are using it to carry out a series of high tech heists and get even with those who are now exploiting their positions in the post war hierarchy.
Dominic ‘DM’ Monroe, a special ops war veteran becomes the de facto leader of this small team of thieves who rail against the decision by military command to just ‘stay where they are and make the best of it’. They’re determined to get home and if that means breaking a few rules and picking up a lot of enemies along the way then so be it.
Slingers would make a fine companion series to, say, Torchwood. Howz 'bout it, TV Execs?