This New Sci-Fi Series Just Added a 'Star Trek' Legend to its Creative Team

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The Big Picture The new science fiction series Arthur C. Clarke's Venus Prime now has a sci-fi all-star working behind the scenes. Star Trek mainstay Jonathan Frakes has signed on to produce and direct the six-episode miniseries. Variety reports that the series is expected to begin production in Canada later this year.

The series is based on a series of six books written by Paul Preuss, based on short stories by Clarke, the legendary science fiction writer behind 2001: A Space Odyssey, Rendezvous with Rama, and Childhood's End. The books follow Sparta, a mysterious young woman who has been genetically-engineered to have special powers. She uses them to solve star-spanning mysteries for an interplanetary bureaucracy. Says Frakes, "When the materials for Arthur C.

Who Is Jonathan Frakes? Close Born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, Frakes made personal appearances as a costumed Captain America for Marvel Comics as an aspiring actor. Relocating to California, he made a number of TV appearances, recurring on Falcon Crest and North and South before landing the role of the USS Enterprise-D's first officer, William Riker, on Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1987.

Arthur C. Clarke's Venus Prime will be written and showrun by David Cormican and Dwayne Hill . Cormican will also produce the series with Anand Ramayya and Juliette Hagopian. Volume Global’s Christopher RushHarrington and Michael Hamilton-Wright, Claxson’s Roberto Vivo, and Bernd Schlötterer of Palatin Media will executive produce.

Arthur C. Clarke's Venus Prime is set to begin production later this year in Canada. Stay tuned to Collider for future updates.


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