Evangeline Lilly to Star in Mystery Series Albedo


Entertainment One (eOne), together with Brad Peyton and Bell Media, has revealed an eight-episode series order for the mystery drama Albedo for Bell Media in Canada, in partnership with Vudu in the U.S.

The show marks a return to television for Golden Globe-nominated actress Evangeline Lilly, who will star and executive produce. Set 150 years in the future, the series follows as detective Vivien Coleman is dispatched to the edge of our solar system to investigate a scientist’s mysterious death on board an isolated space station. She soon finds herself trapped and cut off from Earth, along with the station’s small crew of brilliant scientists—all murder suspects and all harboring their own secrets.

Writing duo Max and Adam Reid serve as series creators and executive producers. Peyton is also set to direct and executive produce the straight-to-series project that will be distributed internationally by eOne.

Pete Micelli, eOne’s chief strategy officer for film and television, said: “We are very proud to be working with Vudu as they make their foray into content, alongside our longstanding partners at Bell. eOne is designed to create and deliver content everywhere and that includes helping new buyers into the space.”

“The opportunity to have Evangeline bring Vivien Coleman to life coupled with Brad Peyton’s fantastic vision for this series will create a truly epic experience for audiences around the world,” added Jocelyn Hamilton, eOne’s president for Canada television.

“Partnering with eOne on this project ensures high-level international engagement, including this new collaboration with Vudu,” said Randy Lennox, president of Bell Media. “We are delighted to work with the immensely talented Evangeline Lilly and the imaginative Brad Peyton and look forward to adding this compelling unique drama to our programming lineup,” continued Mike Cosentino, president of programming and content at Bell Media.

“Vudu is one of the fastest-growing video-on-demand services, and providing exciting original and exclusive programming like Albedo at no cost to our customers is key to our continued growth,” added Julian Franco of Vudu. “With an incredible team bringing this series to life, including actress Evangeline Lilly, I can’t wait for Vudu viewers to be thrilled when they tune in. New programming efforts like this will delight audiences and allow Vudu to offer a unique value proposition to brand partners and advertisers.”