British Shows Invade US TV

BBC America will broadcast three British fantasy/sci-fi shows later this year.

Survivors, which completed its first, six-episode season on BBC1 in the UK just before Christmas, is an remake/update of a 7os BBC show of the same name, created by Terry Nation, who also created Blake’s 7 and co-created Doctor Who’s deadliest foes, The Daleks.

The post-apocalyptic drama, follows a small group of strangers who band together to survive in the aftermath of a virus that wipes out 99.9% of the human race.

As they struggle to start over they face not only a struggle to find food and water, but also find themselves under threat from other survivors and, in some cases, their own troubled pasts.

A second six-episode season has been ordered by the BBC and will air in the UK later this year.

Being Human is a quirky drama/horror about three 20-something flatmates, a ghost, a vampire and a werewolf, as they struggle to live normal lives and avoid their secret double lives being exposed.

The first six-episode series is currently airing on BBC3 in the UK.

Finally, BBC America will broadcast the 10-episode season three of Primeval, which is due to air on the UK’s ITV1 in the Spring.

The first two seasons of the show, 13 episodes in total, about a team of experts who battle dinosaurs that emerge into modern-day London through a time anomaly, aired last year in the States.

BBC America has already announced it will be screening the first season of Ashes To Ashes, the sequel to the BBC version of Life On Mars, later this year. Season two of Ashes To Ashes is due to air on BBC1 in the Spring.



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