Bell Media greenlights eOne mystery series Albedo

The eight-part drama, created and executive produced by Max and Adam Reid, will also launch on Walmart-owned VOD platform Vudu in the U.S.

Max and Adam Reid 2Bell Media has given a straight-to-series order to Albedo, an eight-part mystery drama produced by eOne and helmed by Canadian director Brad Peyton.

Produced by eOne in association with commissioning broadcaster Bell Media, the project will also launch on the Walmart-owned VOD platform Vudu in the U.S.

The show, which goes into pre-production later this month, is set 150 years in the future and follows detective Vivien Coleman (played by Canadian actress Evangeline Lilly). Sent to the edge of the solar system to investigate a scientist’s mysterious death, Coleman soon becomes trapped on the space station with the potential murder suspects.

Unveiled at Vudu’s NewFronts on Wednesday (May 1), Albedo marks Lilly’s return to TV following Lost and is part of the California-based VOD service’s first wave of original programming. Other new Vudu originals unveiled alongside Albedo include: Friends in Strange Places, an unscripted travel show with Queen Latifah; Turning Point with Randy Jackson, a show exploring the artistic journey of some of the most creative minds in the U.S.; kid-friendly movie Adventure Force 5; and Blue’s Clues and You!

Writing duo Max and Adam Reid (Sneaky Pete, pictured), who recently teamed up with eOne for the YouTube Premium pilot Dark Cargo, created the series and serve as exec producers alongside Lilly and Peyton, whose directing credits include FrontierRepublic of Doyle and San Andreas.

According to a release, the show has been in development with Bell Media since 2016. It will launch exclusively on Bell Media platforms in Canada, though the company did not specify which ones. More details about the series are expected to be announced at the CTV Upfront in June.

Albedo received financial support from the Canada Media Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and the Province of British Columbia Production Services Tax Credit. eOne will distribute the drama internationally.