A 10 x 1hr Sci-fi YA Drama Series created by Morgan Healy
Castaway survivors of a shipwrecked spaceship realise that a vicious mutiny poses more of a threat than the perilous alien planet they are marooned on. A group of junior officers must band together to fight back against their evil superiors in order to survive both the alien planet and their subjugation and impending massacre.
Batavia is a futuristic retelling of the infamous 17th century shipwreck of the Dutch East India Company’s ship Batavia off the rugged West Australia coast, and the castaways harrowing struggles for survival against the elements and their own murderous kin.
Our futuristic retelling will be set on an unforgiving ocean and desert island planet, set deep in space and far away from the trade routes the Batavia was meant to be plying. Water and food will be hard to come by, and the elements and alien creatures that threaten the castaways will pale in comparison to their former superiors murderous machiavellian manoeuvrers.
The world of Batavia will be populated with a diverse array of characters – the military and traders, the settlers and passengers, and those looking to escape darker pasts… all to portray a futuristic society riven with light and shade.
Part Pitch Black, part Yellowjackets, part The North Water, Batavia will be cinematic, confronting, thrilling, unnerving and a new benchmark in the murderous depravity of evil leader Jerome Cornelius and his merry band of murders.
Series outline and draft pilot