Created by Ashley Pharoah and Matthew Graham (Life on Mars) and set in 1888, The Living and the Dead tells the story of farmer Nathan Appleby, who is obsessed with proving the existence of the afterlife. While he continues investigating hauntings, paranormal happenings, and ghostly visitations in hopes of proving himself right, he begins seeing things he cannot explain and finds that his life’s mission has started to threaten the safety of his family.
The Living and the Dead continues BBC America’s expansion into original scripted programming. In addition to acclaimed drama Orphan Black, upcoming thriller Intruders, and comedy Almost Royal, the network recently ordered two new dramas in The Last Kingdom, which centers on the son of a Saxon nobleman being kidnapped and raised as a Viking, and Tatau, an adventure series about two twenty-something Londoners traveling to the Cook Islands and getting trapped in a major conspiracy. BBC America has also been responsible for importing several British series, including zombie drama In the Flesh and mythological drama Atlantis.
No premiere date for The Living and the Dead has been revealed as of yet. Casting should be announced in the coming months.
Will you be watching The Living and the Dead? Who do you think would make a good Nathan Appleby? Are you excited to see BBC America continuing to expand their scripted presence?