Earlier this month, Screenterrier reported on the casting of two young newcomers Scott Haran and Percelle Ascott in CBBC’s new action adventure drama, created by Russell T Davies and Phil Ford (The Sarah Jane Adventures, Doctor Who), Wizards Vs Aliens.
And now here's a first look at Scott as Tom Clarke, and Percelle as Benny Sherwood.
Wizards Vs Aliens brings magic and sci-fi together to tell an epic tale. Aliens are intent of devouring all the magic on Earth - one 16-year-old boy stands in their way.
Tom Clarke is a seemingly ordinary boy who loves football. He lives with his dad Michael and grandmother Ursula in an ordinary house in an ordinary street - but there’s something different about Tom. He has an astonishing secret - his family are Wizards! When the alien Nekross arrive on Earth hungry for magic, there’s big, big trouble in store for all wizardkind.
With the help of his friend and science super-brain Benny, Tom must stop them - but will these two unlikely heroes succeed, or will the Nekross devour all the magic on Earth with disastrous results for the whole planet?
The series also features Annette Badland (Doctor Who, The Sparticle Mystery), Michael Higgs (Eastenders), Jefferson Hall (Doctors, Emma) and Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones). Don Gilet and Nina Sosanya make guest appearances as Benny’s parents.
Filming is now underway at the BBC’s Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff and on location around the area, and the series will air on CBBC this Autumn.