Gunpowder & Sky’s sci-fi brand DUST announced today that its sci-fi channel, DUSTx, will now be available to an even larger audience. The channel is launching on additional OTT platforms, including Comcast FLEX, Vizio TV and Sling TV, as well as on Samsung TV Plus in the UK, serving sci-fi fans in the UK for the first time.
In addition to expanding to more platforms, the channel is also expanding its content lineup. DUST is launching two new series, Orpheus Project and Restoration.
Orpheus Project is an Israeli series that follows five elite medical students chosen for a special prestigious program run by a renowned professor. They spend their days moving from operating room to hospital bed actively trying to save lives, but by night they tap into the secret world of the after-life. During a near-death experience, they discover a mysterious portal that can transport them to the uncharted world of the hereafter. What they soon realize is that the portal goes both ways. Once the gate is opened, even for the slightest moment, death becomes an endless visitor, providing supernatural powers that help them become better doctors but also undermine everything they know about themselves.
Season one of Orpheus Project will debut on September 20th, followed by the release of season two on October 20th.
Restoration is a five-part series, set in the near future where a company offers individuals the service of having their memories downloaded “for backup” – in the event of death, those memories can be uploaded into a new body. After a routine backup, Oliver Klein wakes to find his memories restored into a body that is not his own. Trapped in a foreign body with its own ‘muscle memory’, Oliver discovers that he is capable of doing things the original Oliver never could… and never would. Oliver must find a way to reconnect with his family and his life while coming face-to-face with the truth that he is no longer the only Oliver Klein.
Episode one of Restoration is set to premiere on September 9th, with a new episode premiering each day through September 13th.
“Since its launch on Roku, DUSTx has surpassed our expectations in terms of viewership and retention, driven in large part by our loyal fanbase of sci-fi lovers,” said Eric Bromberg, DUST GM . “In response to audience demand, we are expanding our distribution to more platforms as well as our programming with more original and global series.”
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