Amazon’s pilot for Oasis raises more questions than it answers
Sunday, 19 March 2017 Amazon’s 2017 Pilot Season is upon us, and the site has released the pilot for a television show called Oasis, featuring Game of Thrones star Richard Madden.
Oasis, based on Michel Faber’s 2014 novel The Book of Strange New Things, follows a priest named Peter Leigh. Humanity has established a colonial world on the edge of the galaxy, which Peter and his ailing wife protested. But one of the colony’s founders, David Morgan, specifically asks for him to visit the world as a missionary. And a company representative who offers to make a sizable donation to his ministry quickly convinces him. He sets off, leaving behind his wife and an overcrowded planet.
Once he arrives, he finds that the colonial world isn’t all it’s cracked up to be....