The Fades Coming September BBC3
The BBC has confirmed that new supernatural horror show The Fades will premiere on BBC3 later this month. Details on the series opener can be found below.
Iain De Caestecker (River City, Coronation Street, Young Herriot) stars in The Fades, a new BBC Drama Production fantasy horror series by Jack Thorne (This Is England ’86, Skins, The Scouting Book For Boys, Cast Offs).
Iain plays Paul, a young man who is haunted by apocalyptic dreams that neither his therapist nor best friend and fellow geeky social outcast Mac can provide answers for. Worse still, Paul is starting to see the Fades – the spirits of the dead – all around him. They’re everywhere but they just can’t be seen, smelt, heard or touched by living beings. But now an embittered and vengeful Fade has found a way to break the barrier between the dead and the living and Paul, Mac and their friends and family are all right in the eye of the storm. But the most terrifying twist is yet to come – the fate of humanity rests in the hands of the two friends who already have enough trouble getting through a day in one piece, let alone saving the world.
Daniel Kaluuya is Mac; Natalie Dormer is Sarah, whose extraordinary ability puts her in grave danger of attack from the Fades; Tom Ellis is Mark, a teacher under suspicion when his ex-wife Sarah is missing, feared dead; Johnny Harris is Neil, a lone warrior against the forces of darkness, who becomes Paul’s unlikely mentor; and Daniela Nardini is Helen who, like Paul, also has an extraordinary ability which will prove useful in the fight to save mankind.
Lily Loveless is Anna, Paul’s twin sister – fierce and uncompromising she finds being related to someone like Paul rather annoying; Claire Rushbrook is Meg, Paul and Anna’s mum; Theo Barklem-Biggs is PC Phillip Firth; Jenn Murray is Natalie; and Sophie Wu plays Jay.
The show is currently unplaced but will air sometime between 17th-23rd.