Richard de Croce

BBC, BBC America order horror series from Life on Mars Team

BBC1 and BBC America are coproducing The Living and the Dead, a new period ghost-hunter drama from the writing team behind Life on Mars (pictured) and Ashes to Ashes. The six-parter from Ashley Pharoah and Matthew Graham will be produced by BBC Wales Drama and BBC America. It will air on the BBC’s flagship entertainment […]

BBC America poaches IWC’s Kelehar

US cable channel BBC America has moved further into original unscripted production with the hire IWC Media’s head of factual entertainment Ricky Kelehar. The exec takes up his post as VP, unscripted programming at the channel next month and will report Perry Simon, BBC Worldwide North America’s general manager, channels. He will be based in […]

BBC America sinks Atlantis deal

BBC America has picked up the second season of fantasy series Atlantis. The BBC Worldwide-owned US cable net has already launched the first season of Atlantis, which comes from the team behind another UK-produced fantasy series, Merlin. On BBC America the debut episode of Atlantis delivered 838,000 viewers, making it the cable channel’s best launch […]

BBC America explores Atlantis

BBC America has come onboard a 13-part BBC fantasy drama from execs behind UK scripted series Merlin and Misfits set around the mystical city of Atlantis. Misfit’s Howard Overman and Merlin’s Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps are all creators and executive producers on Atlantis, which will broadcast as part of US cablenet BBC America’s Supernatural […]

BBC America, Two explore sci-fi’s history

US cable channel BBC America and its UK pubcaster cousin BBC Two are to coproduce a four-part exploring the popularity of science fiction. The docu-series, My God, It’s Full of Stars: a Journey to the Edge of Science Fiction (WT), will seek to be the “definitive television history” of the genres, according to producers. Each […]