BBC America is sticking to what works best: science fiction with fancy British accents.
The network announced premiere dates for two new original series, and both imports have a supernatural twist.
First up is “Outcasts” on Saturday, June 18, at 9:00 p.m ET. The 2040-set drama follows the struggles of settlers on the fictional planet of Carpathia after a nuclear conflict forces them to flee earth. It features a familiar faces like Jamie Bamber (“Battlestar Galactica”), Eric Mabius (“Ugly Betty”) and Liam Cunningham (“Clash of the Titans”).
Don’t plan on getting too attached though. The BBC canceled “Outcasts” at the end of its original eight-episode run, so that’s all there is.
Later in the year, “Bedlam” launches Saturday, Oct. 8, at 9:00 p.m. ET. The drama follows the tenants of an apartment building that’s haunted by the inhabitants of its former iteration… a pre-Victorian lunatic asylum. It stars Charlotte Salt (“The Tudors”), Joanna Page (“Gavin & Stacey”) and Will Young — who you may remember best as the first winner of the UK’s original “American Idol,” “Pop Idol.”
And looking way into the future, Season 4 of the original “Being Human,” now co-produced by BBC America, will debut on the network in early 2012.