E4 has released the first trailer for new comedy-drama The Aliens, from the makers of Misfits.
Created by In the Flesh writer Fintan Ryan, the six-part series begins on E4 next month.
Michael Socha (This is England, Being Human) and Michaela Coel (Top Boy, Chewing Gum) lead the cast of The Aliens, alongside Michael Smiley (Black Mirror), Ashley Walters (Cuffs), Holli Dempsey (Derek) and Trystan Gravelle (Mr Selfridge).
Watch the trailer…
The official synopsis reads: “Aliens have been among us since they crash-landed in the UK 40 years ago. Though they look and behave exactly like us, they are forced to live a segregated life, behind a huge wall in a ghetto called Troy. It’s a hedonistic and ramshackle town, unpoliced and filled with gangs who make a living smuggling alien hair out of Troy to be smoked as a drug by humans.
“Lewis (Michael Socha) is a border guard who mans the checkpoint between Troy and the human side of the wall. In common with most humans, he regards the aliens who pass through the checkpoint to do menial jobs on the human side of town as second class citizens. But when he discovers that he is the world’s first half-alien, he finds himself drawn into a world of divided loyalties and a search for his own identity.”
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