Netflix is out here making moves from a business standpoint and as risky as it is, the platform has never failed to deliver shows left and right which fans truly respect. This time, the streaming giant has commissioned 10-part live-action children’s series from the Wildseed Studios. If you did not know, the studio is hugely responsible for the Fullscreen scripted thriller, PrankMe.
Coming to the platform will be The Last Bus, a sci-fi road trip adventure with an uncommon group of friends built inside the school in order to fiend off a new technological advancement.
The writer and most notably the creator of the show, Paul Neafcy, had a particularly straight journey to his position in the series. After being spotted by Wildseed through Neafcy’s films on YouTube from his bedroom, Wildseed pulled the trigger and let him work on PrankMe.
Alongside directors Lawrence Gough, Steve Hughes, and Nour Wazzi, another YouTuber steps up to the plate by the name of Drew Casson. The talent of this group is greatly underrated––with the likes of Gough and Hughes working on episodes for Doctor Who, this group will be able to prove their mastery through this series.
The Last Bus will be filmed in Bristol as well as in the South-Western part of England. If it’s possible, pre-production will start as soon as it’s allowed to––as the shoot will be taking place over the fall.
“Although at the top level The Last Bus is a shamelessly entertaining sci-fi romp, at another level it is a powerful eco-fable about how the younger generation must be empowered to make very different choices from the generation which preceded it when it comes to the two big challenges of the age – environmental breakdown and hugely sophisticated artificial intelligence,” said Wildseed co-founders Miles Bullough and Jesse Cleverley.