In the 12-episode show, the Nekross are a race of aliens who feed on magic, travelling from planet to planet draining every drop of it. On Earth, 16-year-old Tom Clarke - who seems an ordinary boy but is actually a wizard - and his friend Benny Sherwood are determined to thwart them.
The new action adventure series, created by Russell T Davies and Phil Ford, launches on the channel this autumn on a date yet to be confirmed, although a preview of the first two episodes is to be held at the BFI on 5th October.
Wizards Vs Aliens is hugely exciting and has a feeling of total originality. It is full of vision and brilliance. The earthly realistic scenes are so heartfelt and moving, and they contrast vividly with the universal feel of the Nekross King and his subjects. I find the whole concept miraculous and I am thrilled to be part of such an exciting project.
Clarke is played by Scott Haran and Sherwood by Percelle Ascott. Three new promotional pictures featuring the duo were also released today by the BBC, as seen above and here:
Wizards Vs Aliens is produced by BBC Cymru Wales in association with FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) and was filmed at the BBC's Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff. The show is executive-produced by Davies, Bethan Jones, and Sue Nott for the BBC and Bob Higgins and Sander Schwartz for FME. The producer is Brian Minchin and the co-producer is Ford.