With Doug Liman‘s (The Bourne Identity) action drama series Impulse set to have a strong panel presence at this weekend’s WonderCon, YouTube Red has released our first teaser look at the new series that’s set to premiere on the service this summer.
YouTube Red’s Impulse panel — moderated by IGN Executive TV Editor Laura Prudom — will include executive producers Liman and Gene Klein; showrunner Lauren LeFranc; and actors Maddie Hasson, Missi Pyle and Daniel Maslany.
You can check out the teaser for YouTube Red’s Impulse below:
Impulse is based on the third novel in author Steven Gould’s “Jumper” series and focuses on 16-year-old Henry (Hasson), a rebellious teenager who feels disconnected from everyone around her and longs to escape the confines of her small-town life. Her life soon changes when she discovers that she has the ability to teleport anywhere she wants — and that she’s not alone. Unfortunately for Henry, there are those who see her powers as a curse… and will do anything to stop her.
Hasson’s past work includes her role as Willa Monday in Fox’s The Finder (2012), and co-starring with Tom Hiddleston in 2015’s Hank Williams bio pic, I Saw the Light. Rounding out the cast for Impulse are Pyle (Another Period), Sarah Desjardins (Van Helsing), Enuka Okuma (Rookie Blue) and Craig Arnold (Heartland); with David James Elliott (Secrets and Lies) set for a reoccurring role. The series pilot is written by Jeffrey Lieber (Lost, Lucifer), Jason Horwitch (Marvel’s Luke Cage) and Gary Spinelli (Stash House), with Liman taking on directorial chores.
Liman is no stranger to Gould’s universe, having directed 20th Century Fox’s adaptation of Jumper (the first book in the series) in 2008. Starring Hayden Christiansen and with a supporting cast that included Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell, Rachel Bilson, Diane Lane and Michael Rooker, Jumper would go on to gross over $222 million globally.
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