Percelle Ascott: Wizards vs Aliens USA Network Debut

Date - 31 May, 2013, All News Television

Percelle Ascott plays Benny Sherwood in the hit BBC children’s drama Wizards vs Aliens, which makes its U.S. debut on the Hub Network tomorrow at 7pm (EST).

As the latest international import to land on U.S. soil, Wizards vs Aliens takes viewers on spellbinding adventures with two of the U.K.’s hottest actors Percelle Ascott (“Youngers”) and Scott Haran (“Upstairs Downstairs”). Kicking off with an action-packed two-part episode, the series follows Tom Clarke (Haran), a 16-year-old teenager who’s hiding a secret – he’s a wizard. Bound by secrecy to never reveal his powers, Tom confides in his best friend Benny Sherwood (Ascott) and together they embark on a dark crusade to save the world against Nekross, an alien race determined to drain the world of magic. Mentored by his enchanted grandmother (Annette Badland, “Doctor Who”), Tom must use his growing powers on an evil force he never imagined existed until now.

This hit series also stars some of Britain’s most talented actors, including Gwendoline Christie (“Game of Thrones”), Michael Higgs (“EastEnders”), Jefferson Hall (“Vikings”), Tim Rose (“Star Wars”), the voice of Brian Blessed (“Star Wars”) and Dan Starkey (“Doctor Who”). “Wizards vs Aliens” is produced by BBC Cymru Wales and FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment.

Percelle has just wrapped filming for Season 2 of Wizards vs Aliens which will air in the UK later this year.

Overview

Percelle leads in Netflix series The Innocents.

He trained at The Brit School. Screen credits include Tickle Monster for Film 4, co-lead in the BBC series Wizards Vs Aliens, and series regular for E4 series Youngers.

Percelle is co-writer and founder of the online platform The Wall of Comedy. Since its launch in 2015 the platform has spanned over 5 billion views, reaching over 107,000,000 people per week.

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