Palatin Media and Copperheart in joint venture to present Incarnate...
Clive is set to executive produce this 12 x 1 hour series for TV, alongside Steve Hoban and Clark Peterson. Clive will also act as Creative Consultant to the project which is written by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens.
A series of mysterious and unexplained phenomena are starting to take place... On this day,
science journalist Susan Foster decides to end her life rather than face the reality of the news she has just received, that she has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But before she can
take action, she is asked by Francis Panati, a Jesuit scholar, to investigate a shocking claim:
Eighteen years ago an unknown number of embryos were genetically manipulated using different
sources of DNA - including some taken from a priest possessed by a demonic entity.
Joined by Jim Hyams, a disgraced rookie cop betrayed by his fellow officers, their search for
the truth draws them into an ongoing police investigation of the rise of a charismatic teenage
gang leader and a sociopathic teenage killer, both with seemingly supernatural powers. Facing
unknown enemies within religious organizations, the military, and the highest reaches of
government, Susan, Panati, and Hyams discover that dark secrets from their own unexpectedly
linked pasts are inextricably bound with a staggering conspiracy that could redefine the
age-old war between science and faith, and change the world forever...
By the end of the pilot episode, the audience has been
introduced to the three lead characters who drive the series
- Father Francis Panati, reporter Susan Foster, and rookie
cop Jim Hyams - and the two main characters at its heart -
teenagers David Almagro and Jamie Sandoval.
As these characters move forward and interact on their individual
journeys, they also discover that their fates have been
entwined from the beginning, reaching back to the very first
events of the series' backstory, more than thirty years earlier.
Connecting all the mysteries to be solved and revelations
to be discovered over the course of the series will be these
five characters' attempt to answer the question first posed by
Panati in his introductory scene: Is all that has happened by
chance, or by design?
"This is the next evolution in genetics. It is mutation of the spirit."
By Palatin Media,
Bernd Schlötterer (CEO, Palatin Media) :
"Incarnate is a new series that pushes limits in all directions, with compelling characters, shocking story lines and unprecedented cinematic visuals. Barker describes it as X-Men meets The Exorcist in a modern-day drama series about a force of evil living in our midst and three unlikely heroes who must work together to stop it."
By Palatin Media,
Steven Hoban (Copperheart Entertainment) : "We also have a TV series called Incarnate that Clive
is involved with. It was created by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, who were behind the American version of Primeval and
writer/producers on Star Trek: Enterprise; they're great Canadian genre-TV writers. They came up with this show based on a
book that Gar had written years earlier, which is basically a very cool supernatural procedural. Clive is an executive producer,
and a creative consultant; he's been working on the characters and the story with Judy and Gar, and he has become a kind of
unofficial production designer. He's such a terrific artist; he's created what he calls his 'morgue of imagery,' and has been
sending us this great artwork."
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By Michael Gingold, Fangoria, 6 October 2015 (note - full text online at www.fangoria.com)