If you’re like me and mourning the absence of American Horror Story, you should check out The Fades, a new BBC America series that premiered last week. Here’s a short description of the story from the BBC website:
THE FADES, the coming-of-age fantasy drama from writer Jack Thorne (This is England ’86, Skins, Shameless), earned critical acclaim in the UK and is now set to premiere in the U.S. on January 14 as part of BBC AMERICA’s Supernatural Saturday. Seventeen-year-old geek Paul (Iain De Caestecker, Young Herriot) is haunted by apocalyptic dreams that his therapist can’t explain. Neither can best friend and fellow social outcast, Mac (Daniel Kaluuya, Johnny English Reborn), or unsympathetic and much cooler twin sister, Anna (Lily Loveless, Skins). But trying to fit in becomes the least of Paul and Mac’s worries, as Paul’s horrific dreams become a reality and they are embroiled in a battle between the living and the dead.
It’s extremely creepy and well-acted, and it’s got that biting British edge that so many of BBC America’s shows have. If you missed the premiere, never fear, the network is replaying the first two episodes (check your local listings for dates and times). Episode 3 will be shown next Saturday, January 28th. Here’s the video trailer for the show: