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BritBox Ventures into Originals with Bletchley Circle Spin-Off


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The streaming service BritBox is making its first move into original content with the drama The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco.

The original spin-off series is produced by Omnifilm Entertainment in association with BritBox and World Productions, the original producers of The Bletchley Circle and Maigret. This follow-up to Bletchley Circle, which ran from 2012 to 2014, centers on two of the original lead characters, Millie (Rachel Stirling) and Jean (Julie Graham), as they travel to America and join forces with two U.S. codebreakers to tackle a string of new murder cases. Using their unique skills and intellectual abilities, the four women solve complex mysteries that baffle local law enforcement.

The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco is formatted as four stories, each unfolding and resolving over two episodes. It will premiere later in the year. 

Also coming to BritBox are the BBC’s contemporary comedy Mum Season Two, starring Lesley Manville, and ITV’s thriller Trauma, starring Adrian Lester and John Simm.

Soumya Sriraman, the president of BritBox, said, “During our first year, BritBox was able to bring some of the most in-demand British programs ‘on demand’ to U.S. fans, some within hours or near simulcast, letting them see shows they have never been able to watch or have not seen in years. In 2018, BritBox will up the ante with our first commission, more co-productions, and more popular programming and star power from all genres appealing to new subscribers along with our very loyal existing members.”



About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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