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Impulse – Doug Liman’s new thriller series based on the Jumper books gets a trailer

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Universal Cable Productions and YouTube are bringing us Impulse, a teleportation action-thriller. This 60 minute drama marks the first deal between UCP and YouTube. Doug Liman (“Bourne Identity,” “Live. Die. Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow”) is attached to direct and executive produce along with Hypnotic’s David Bartis and Gene Klein, who also produce UCP’s hit series “Suits.” Jeffrey Lieber (“Lost,” “NCIS: New Orleans”) is writing the pilot which is scheduled for production before the end of year.

Based on the third novel in the Jumper series by Steven Gould, IMPULSE features a rebellious 16-year-old girl who has always felt different from her peers and has longed to escape from her seemingly quaint small town. When a local drug dealer attempts to assault her, she discovers she has the extraordinary ability to teleport. This newfound power confirms her conviction that she really was different from everybody else, but it now makes her the focus of those who want to control her.

Doug Liman directed the 2008 adaptation of Gould’s Jumper novel. That was the one that starred Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell and Rachel Bilson. It was a great concept, but I always felt the film never quite clicked as well as it should have.

The new series stars Maddie Hasson, David James Elliott, Missi Pyle, Sarah Desjardins, Enuka Okuma, and Craig Arnold.

I quite like the look of the trailer and as it is a series they will be able to take their time setting up characters and events. It hits YouTube Red this Summer.

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