BBC America Developing Two New Series


NEW YORK: BBC America has signed up Clerkenwell Films, behind the U.K. hit Misfits, to develop two new series, Wired, a sci-fi program, and The Dead Beat, a paranormal crime show.


Wired takes place in a world with synthetic humans, called ‘Syns’, and explores themes of humanity and what a dependence on technology could do in the future. The Dead Beat centers around two cops, one living and one dead, and how they use their connections to the afterlife to solve crimes amongst the living.
Both series are being developed as part of a non-exclusive deal between BBC America and Clerkenwell Films. The shows will be distributed by BBC Worldwide.
Perry Simon, the general manager at BBC America, said, “We couldn’t be more excited to be developing these British projects with Clerkenwell—our first originals in the sci-fi genre.”
“Supernatural Saturday has become a popular fixture on BBC America’s schedule and both these highly creative ideas add a new dimension to our programming,”
 he added. 

Murray Ferguson, the chief executive at Clerkenwell, said, “There’s a great energy behind this partnership; the creative-makeup of BBC America Clerkenwell, Steven Volk and John Jackson is truly inspiring and has given us the opportunity to create something very special. The prospect of reaching a global audience is exciting and we’re eager to bring the worlds of Wired and The Dead Beat to life.”