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Slingers – Oceans 11 in space? This show doesn’t even exist….yet


How cool does this look. A sci-fi heist TV show starring Sean Pertwee (wonder if he’ll die at the end as he does in most things he stars in?) by Mike Sizemore (read my interview with Mike here). It looks a damn site better than Space Cops! It also stars It stars Adrian Bower, Tom Mison, Margo Stilley, Haruka Abe, GUN and JUNIOR.

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.

However, this is just a promo or sizzle reel to show what they could do if someone provided the money. That’s right. It isn’t actually a show yet and unless they get funding for it they never will.

It is all down to UK TV channels to get there arse into gear and their checkbooks out. If it did get made then it would look even more stupendous.
What do you think of it and would you watch the full show?


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