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BBC America Announces "Being Human" and "Survivors," Season Three of "Primeval"

BBC America has announced three sci-fi dramas that will premiere later this year.

The digital cabler has announced that it will air supernatural drama Being Human, a co-production between Touchpaper Television and BBC America that recently launched on BBC Three in the UK, as six one-hour installments. It follows the lives of three roommates in Bristol, a vampire, a werewolf, and a female ghost, all struggling with what it means to be human.

Apocalyptic drama Survivors, a remake of the 1970's drama series (itself based on a Terry Nation novel) about the survivors of a worldwide viral holocaust, will air as a 90-minute pilot and five subsequent one-hour installments.

BBC America also announced that it had acquired Season Three of ITV's Primeval, comprised of ten one-hour episodes.

Full descriptions of the three series, slated to premiere later in 2009, can be found below.

BEING HUMAN - U.S. PREMIERE
Mixing the mythic with the commonplace, the farcical with the horrific and the domestic with the epic, this BBC America co-production is a witty and extraordinary look into the lives of three twenty-somethings and their secret double-lives – as a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost. The trio do their best to live their lives as normally as possible, despite their strange and dark secrets. But with unwelcome intruders into their world, a threatened revolution from the vampire underworld and constant threats of exposure – on top of the day-to-day issues faced by young people – the only thing they may be able to rely on in their heightened world, is each other.

SURVIVORS - U.S. PREMIERE
The chilling new apocalyptic drama, Survivors, focuses on the world in the aftermath of a virus that has wiped out 99% of the human race. The lonely few who remain struggle to start over in a devastated world where everything that was once safe and familiar is now strange and dangerous. At the center of the story is a bewildered but resilient group of survivors led by Abby Grant (Julie Graham), a woman whose strength comes from a burning need to find out if her young son is still alive. This brave new world brings an opportunity for new beginnings, but also terrible dangers – not just the daily struggle for food and water, but a deadly threat from other survivors.

PRIMEVAL - U.S. PREMIERE
Sci-fi thriller Primeval roars back onto BBC America. When evolutionary zoologist Nick Cutter (Douglas Henshall) discovers prehistoric creatures alive and well in the present day, the natural world is turned on its head and humanity faces a threat to its very existence. Unexplained anomalies are ripping holes in the fabric of time, allowing creatures to roam the modern world. In the new season Cutter struggles with the death of his assistant and his wife’s betrayal, while the cloak of secrecy behind which they’ve been working is beginning to slip.

Stay tuned.

Comments

Anonymous said…
I'm really excited about Being Human. I've heard great things about it and love Russell Tovey, who stars in it (as the werewolf)!
Anonymous said…
Very excited about BEING HUMAN and I've heard great things about SURVIVORS as well. Doesn't Martha from DOCTOR WHO guest star in that from time to time?
Jace Lacob said…
Yep, Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who's Martha Jones) appears in two episodes of Survivors' first season.
Unknown said…
Melanie 1/13/2010 I am an absolute fan of Being Human. Discovered it over the summer. Please tell me it is going to return, and when, 'cause I can't stand the unopened door! Besides, I must hear sweet George's voice rise when he gets nervous! Enjoy yourselves out there.
Unknown said…
I am also a big fan of Being Human.I'm concerned about its future if it goes to Sy-Fy

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