EXCLUSIVE: Christina Ochoa (animal Kingdom, Promised land) is developing the sci-fi series empty land based on the Rick McManus book series of the same name with Freedom Studios.
In empty land, climate change has forced humanity into a dystopian pact: seek safety or risk everything to find the answers. The trilogy of books is a series of post-apocalyptic adventures, with an empowered female protagonist, wrapped in an epic of love, family and survival with science at the forefront.
“Freedom is constantly looking for great stories, great people and content that matters. We knew this book needed to be brought to life. We are delighted to partner with QE Productions; we believe that this will become one of the most impressive programs on television,” said Salazar.
“I would partner with Freedom on just about anything… but the fact that they were bringing us such an epic sci-fi adventure show made it a project that we not only want as filmmakers, but need as an audience,” added Ochoa.
Executive producers include Julia Carias-Linares, Meiling Macias-Toro and Johanna Salazar of Freedom Studios and Christina Ochoa, Jessica Heath and Karen Goro of QE Productions. Freedom Studios leads the project.
Ochoa is most notably recognized for her role as Renn Randall in John Well’s animal Kingdom which recently wrapped up its six-season run on TNT. Additionally, she starred in ABC Promised land by Matt Lopez and Adam Kolbrenner. Additional credits include CW WorthABC a million little things, and NBC Blood donation. His company QE Productions focuses on STEM-infused content. She is represented by Buchwald.
Freedom Studios is an award-winning Latino-owned media company that focuses on thought-provoking projects with strong female leads and a social conscience. Freedom Studios is represented by Buchwald.