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The Orphans

53 EpisodesProduced by The Light and Tragic CompanyWebsite

The Orphans is a cinematic sci-fi audio drama about survival in a harsh universe: castaways on a hostile world, A.I.s with unprecedented emotions, strangers who share faces, love and loss in a far-flung future. Each season explores a new vantage point in an ever-expanding and inter-connected galaxy!

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Investigation :: The Apology

** Content Warning at Bottom of Show Notes**


Journeys deeper into the universe than ever before. Space is divided between The Collective, a totalitarian interstellar government that manufactures a workforce of clone slaves, The Alliance, a resistance of clones fighting for freedom, and Wild Space - a neutral zone caught in between the opposing forces.

Richard Hart, a clone and private investigator, works the turbulent alleyways of Wild Space one job at a time. His job is already dangerous, but takes a turn for the worse when he's tasked to find the former leader of The Alliance: Nora Evers. To help him on the hunt, he's got to make nice with Alliance General, Diana Strange, and dig into old wounds that haven't yet healed.

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Written & Directed by Zachary Fortais-Gomm 


Gavin Richards as Richard Hart

Brooke Parrot as Diana Strange & Diana Blonde 

Emily Rowan as Delilah Mallick 

Fiona Thraille as Sandy 

Felix Trench as Charles Eros 

Matt Penson as Xavier Blake 

Aimee Kember as Nora Evers

Sarah Golding as Minister Orsham 

Ruby Parker-Harbord as Valerie Steele  

Tanja Milojevic as Mrs. Phillips 

Michael Hudson as Gregory 

Karim Kronfli as Freighter

Additional Voices by: Alex Bird

Music by: James Barbarossa

Executive Producers: Ella Watts & James Barbarossa

Content Warnings:

  • Violence
  • Oppression

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