Milk has completed production on YouTube Premium’s new sci-fi thriller Original series Origin.
Milk created all of the 926 VFX shots for Origin in 4K, encompassing a wide range of VFX work, in a four-month time frame. Milk executed rendering entirely in the cloud. VFX Supervisor and Milk co-founder Nicolas Hernandez supervised the entire roster of VFX work on Origin. Milk also supervised the VFX shoot on location in South Africa.
The ten-part series is from Left Bank Pictures, Sony Pictures Television and Midnight Radio in association with China International Television Corporation (CiTVC). The series, created by Mika Watkins, stars Tom Felton (Harry Potter film franchise, Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Natalia Tena (Harry Potter film franchise, Game Of Thrones) and will premiere on 14 November on YouTube Premium.
Milk’s CEO Will Cohen said: “The intense challenge of delivering and supervising a show on the scale of Origin  – 900 4k shots in 4 months – was not only helped by our recent expansion and the use of the cloud for rendering, but was largely due to the passion and expertise of the Milk Origin team in collaboration with Left Bank Pictures."
The 10-episode series, from director Paul W.S. Anderson and the producers of The Crown and Lost, follows a group of outsiders who find themselves abandoned on a ship bound for a distant land. Now they must work together for survival, but quickly realise that one of them is far from who they claim to be.
Milk is currently in production as sole VFX vendor on Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s six-part TV adaptation of Good Omens for Amazon/BBC; Four Kids And It – Dan Films/Kindle Entertainment’s upcoming feature film – based on Jacqueline Wilson’s modern-day variation on the 1902 E Nesbit classic novel Five Children And It – for which the Milk team is creating the protagonist CG sand fairy character.

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