BBC AMERICA has greenlit new original thriller series, Intruders, produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Glen Morgan (The X-Files, Those Who Kill), writer and executive producer, has penned the script based on Michael Marshall Smith’s novel The Intruders. Executive produced by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner for BBC Worldwide Productions, the series is about a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others. Intruders is set to begin production in early spring 2014.
Perry Simon, General Manager, BBC AMERICA said: “Intruders features an imaginative premise that fits perfectly with BBC AMERICA’s signature block of complex and otherworldly dramas led by Doctor Who and Orphan Black. Glen Morgan has delivered a brilliant script, and we’re thrilled to be working with Glen, Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner and our colleagues at BBC Worldwide Productions on this provocative new series.”
Glen Morgan, writer and executive producer, added: “I am excited to be working with Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner who have been so groundbreaking in this genre across both sides of the Atlantic, and I am delighted BBC AMERICA has greenlit Intruders to series.”
Coming off its highest-rated quarter ever, BBC AMERICA’s order of Intruders is part of the channel’s continuing commitment to drama including hit original series Orphan Black, critically acclaimed series Broadchurch, Burton and Taylor, Ripper Street, Luther, In The Flesh and upcoming seriesFleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond, Atlantis, The Musketeers and Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell.
Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig and Chris O’Dowd vs. An Enormous Fly on BBC America’s The Graham Norton Show
"Oh my god, that’s the biggest fly I’ve ever seen." - Kristen Wiig
Steve Carell teaches how to catch it, but you’ll never guess what Chris O’Dowd does…
BBC America’s The Graham Norton Show airs Thursday, June 27 at 10/9c.
Matt Smith says: "Doctor Who has been the most brilliant experience for me as an actor and a bloke, and that largely is down to the cast, crew and fans of the show. I’m incredibly grateful to all the cast and crew who work tirelessly every day, to realize all the elements of the show and deliver Doctor Who to the audience. Many of them have become good friends and I’m incredibly proud of what we have achieved over the last four years.
Having Steven Moffat as showrunner write such varied, funny, mind-bending and brilliant scripts has been one of the greatest and most rewarding challenges of my career. It’s been a privilege and a treat to work with Steven, he’s a good friend and will continue to shape a brilliant world for the Doctor.
The fans of Doctor Who around the world are unlike any other; they dress up, shout louder, know more about the history of the show (and speculate more about the future of the show) in a way that I’ve never seen before, your dedication is truly remarkable. Thank you so very much for supporting my incarnation of the Time Lord, number Eleven, who I might add is not done yet, I’m back for the 50th anniversary and the Christmas special!
It’s been an honor to play this part, to follow the legacy of brilliant actors, and helm the TARDIS for a spell with ‘the ginger, the nose and the impossible one’. But when ya gotta go, ya gotta go and Trenzalore calls. Thank you guys. Matt.”
Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, says: "Every day, on every episode, in every set of rushes, Matt Smith surprised me: the way he’d turn a line, or spin on his heels, or make something funny, or out of nowhere make me cry, I just never knew what was coming next. The Doctor can be clown and hero, often at the same time, and Matt rose to both challenges magnificently. And even better than that, given the pressures of this extraordinary show, he is one of the nicest and hardest-working people I have ever had the privilege of knowing. Whatever we threw at him - sometimes literally - his behavior was always worthy of the Doctor.
But great actors always know when it’s time for the curtain call, so this Christmas prepare for your hearts to break, as we say goodbye to number Eleven. Thank you Matt - bow ties were never cooler.
Of course, this isn’t the end of the story, because now the search begins. Somewhere out there right now - all unknowing, just going about their business - is someone who’s about to become the Doctor. A life is going to change, and Doctor Who will be born all over again! After 50 years, that’s still so exciting!”
BBC AMERICA To Co-Produce Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell For Supernatural Saturday
The series is set during the Napoleonic Wars in an England where magic once existed and is about to return.
Announced this morning, BBC AMERICA is co-producing a new drama series for Supernatural Saturday, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, based on the bestselling novel by Susanna Clarke and adapted by Peter Harness (Wallander, Is Anybody There?). The series will premiere in 2014 on BBC AMERICA.
Nick Marston CEO of Cuba Pictures says:
“The production has now developed into a seven part series and we are delighted that Peter Harness is well on the way to completing all seven hours. He has just delivered episode five and, with Toby Haynes (Doctor Who, Sherlock, Wallander) on board to direct, we are in an excellent position to begin pre-production later this month with production due to start filming in late summer.”
Richard De Croce, SVP Programming, BBC AMERICA says:
“Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is one of our next big series for our Supernatural Saturday block, as Susanna Clarke’s stories transcend borders and are perfect for our US audience. It’s another high-end drama for BBC AMERICA and we’re proud to be working with Cuba Pictures and BBC One.”
More details are available here.
Doctor Who - New Ice Warrior Photo Revealed - SFX Exclusive
SFX has posted an exclusive first image of the new Ice Warrior featured in the upcoming episode written by Mark Gatiss and directed by Douglas Mackinnon. Doctor Who returns on March 30, as part of BBC AMERICA’s new Supernatural Saturday lineup.
BBC Original House of Cards to air this Sunday on BBC AMERICA
Anglophenia announced this morning, that following BBC Home Entertainment’s release of the digitally remastered House of Cards trilogy, BBC AMERICA will air the original Emmy-winning House of Cards miniseries, the first part of the trilogy, this Sunday (February 17) at 3 pm ET.
Find out more here.
6 NATIONS RUGBY STARTS THIS MORNING AT 11AM ET ON BBC AMERICA
SEASON TWO SET FOR BBC AMERICA’S RIPPER STREET
Announced today, BBC AMERICA's Ripper Street has been ordered for eight more episodes, with the second season set to premiere in 2014. (If you missed the first two episodes, catch up on VOD or here)
Creator and writer Richard Warlow says: “I am enormously grateful to have been given the opportunity to return to ‘H’ Division once more and will be working tirelessly to ensure that those who have joined us each week will find ever more compelling crime-fighting thrills down on Ripper Street the second time around. The series will move forward into the 1890s; the death rattle of a century coming to a close, the labor pains of a modern world on the rise. It is this sense of climax and calamity that, week by week, our heroes will confront with conviction and heroism.”
Watch the trailer for this Saturday’s episode with guest star Patrick Baladi (The Office, The International):
BBC AMERICA’S 2013 6 NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE RELEASED
RBS 6 Nations Championship returns to BBC AMERICA. The legendary rugby tournament features England, France, Ireland, Scotland, Italy and Wales as they vie for the championship. Last year on the final day, Wales beat France 16-9 to win the Grand Slam, England placed second while Scotland were condemned to the Wooden Spoon as they finished last. This year, BBC AMERICA’s first match, England v Scotland, airs LIVE Saturday, February 2, 11:00am ET.
BBC AMERICA TO CO-PRODUCE NEW ORIGINAL DRAMA, FLEMING (W/T), ON LIFE OF JAMES BOND CREATOR IAN FLEMING
DOMINIC COOPER (THE DEVIL’S DOUBLE, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN, AN EDUCATION) TO STAR AS THE CELEBRATED AUTHOR
Since Casino Royale was published in 1953, the world has been fascinated with James Bond and last year the film franchise celebrated its 50th anniversary. Fleming (W/T) takes a no holds barred look at Ian Fleming, the man behind the James Bond legend whose real life was as exciting, eventful and sexually charged as his famous creation.
Dominic Cooper will play Ian Fleming, a charming, sophisticated maverick whose dilettanti, pleasure seeking life was turned around by WWII and led to the creation of the best known spy the world has ever known.
About his casting, Dominic Cooper said: “Stepping into the shoes of the spy who not only created the enigmatic character of 007, but who fantasized about being him, has to be every actor’s dream.”
Richard DeCroce, Senior Vice President of Programming, BBC AMERICA, commented: “Not only did Ian Fleming create one of the most iconic characters of all time, he actually lived a life as exciting as 007’s. We can’t wait to see Dominic Cooper bring his incredible talent to this role.”
Douglas Rae, Executive Producer for Ecosse Films, added: “Ian Fleming’s story is as dramatic and entertaining as any of the Bond films. I’m thrilled that we are able to tell this extraordinary story on BBC AMERICA.”