BBC America has released an awesome new trailer for very cool looking new fantasy TV series called The Fades. I've heard nothing about this series until today, and after seeing this trailer it looks like it could be end up being a new favorite show of mine! The subject matter and characters are right up my ally, and I'm sure many of yours as well. The series comes from the mind of Jack Thorne, and here's a description of the series:
The Fades centers on 17-year-old geek Paul (Iain De Caestecker), haunted by apocalyptic dreams that even his therapist, his best friend Mac (Daniel Kaluuya) and his cool twin sister Anna (Skins' Lily Loveless) can't explain.
Things hit a snag when Paul's visions actually become real and his desire to fit in gets pushed to the side; instead, he finds himself in the middle of a fight with the undead. "Fades" in this case are the ghosts and spirits of human beings.
The new series co-stars Natalie Dormer (The Tudors), and will be released in the U.S. on Saturday, January 14th at 9 p.m. Thorn had this to say about the series:
It's about fairly ordinary people, none of these people act or behave like they're superheroes. The Fades is about the world itself being an extraordinary thing and how you battle it. This old school fantasy element combined with some pretty original characters.
Check out the promo trailer below and tell us what you think!