London – BBC Worldwide has announced 12 brand new dramas and 8 new returning series on their MIPCOM 2014 slate. The titles range from thrillers and historical dramas to comedies and stories based on real life, and will all be showcased to international buyers in Cannes next month.
BBC Worldwide’s MIPCOM 2014 drama slate includes the brand new paranormal thriller Intruders (8 x 43’) from BBC Worldwide Productions for BBC AMERICA. Set in America’s Pacific Northwest, Intruders is a haunting contemporary story about a secret society devoted to the search for immortality. Starring Oscar® winner Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite) and John Simm (Life on Mars, Prey), the series is written by Glen Morgan (The X-Files) and is based on Michael Marshall Smith’s novel, The Intruders.
Key cast members John Simm and Mira Sorvino, Intruders Writer and Executive Producer Glen Morgan and Executive Producer Julie Gardner will be attending a special launch event for the series at MIPCOM on October 14, hosted by BBC Worldwide.
Paul Dempsey, President, Global Markets, BBC Worldwide, said, “Our drama slate for this year’s MIPCOM blends the best of British creativity with renowned expertise from around the world to bring a truly international range of stories to audiences worldwide.”
Our Zoo (6 x 50’) is another brand new title featured on BBC Worldwide’s drama slate. This heart-warming series is based on the true story of the Mottershead family who, despite staunch opposition and personal sacrifice, founded Chester Zoo in the 1930s. The series stars Lee Ingleby (Inspector George Gently), Liz White (Life on Mars) and Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax).
The Refugees (8 x 50’), A Bambú Producciones production for ATresMedia and BBC Worldwide, is a tense thriller starring Natalia Tena (Game of Thrones) and Will Keen (Titanic), which explores the impact of a disaster on a small, rural community.
The Passing Bells (5 x 30’ or 4 x 45’ or 2 x 90’) is an epic and powerful drama written by award-winning writer Tony Jordan (Life on Mars, The Nativity, Hustle) is set during World War One and forms a key part of BBC One’s programming to mark the centenary of the war.
The BBC Worldwide drama slate also includes the returning series of Doctor Who (series 8), Atlantis (series 2), Call the Midwife (series 4), Last Tango in Halifax (series 3), Ripper Street (series 3) and New Tricks (series 11).
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