Fox TV Studios is teaming with Canada's CTV, Germany's ProSieben and the BBC for Defying Gravity, a 13-episode adventure drama series starring Ron Livingston, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Defying Gravity hails from creator/exec producer James Parriott (Grey's Anatomy) and exec producer Michael Edelstein (Desperate Housewives), and is set in the near future and revolves around eight astronauts from five countries who take on a mysterious six-year mission through the solar system. German actress Florentine Lahme also has been cast in Defying Gravity, a co-venture between FtvS and Vancouver-based Omni Film Prods. whose Brian Hamilton and Michael Chechik also exec produce.

David Straiton has signed on to direct the first episode of the series, which is slated to begin production Jan. 19 in Vancouver.