The Fades promises big scares
The Fades is a new six-part supernatural horror coming soon to BBC Three.
Created by Jack Thorne, the story stars Iain De Caestecker as Paul, a young man who is haunted by apocalyptic dreams and the Fades – the spirits of the dead.
SFX spoke to the show’s producer, Caroline Skinner, and she teased some details:
“The thing I found so exciting about working with Jack [Thorne] on developing the mythology of the show is that they’re Fades, and you’ve not seen Fades before. They’re not ghosts, they’re not werewolves, they’re not vampires, and although I think a lot of fantasy shows draw on people’s received ideas of monsters and how those things work, actually this is completely new. They are the spirits of the dead who are trapped alongside us in this world, and they’ve found a way to break back through.
“I think one of the really exciting things is that over the course of the series that mythology will develop and turn in every episode. Just when you thought that you know what a Fade is, you’ll find out something else. Hopefully we’ve created something that’s a bit new.
“I hope that it’s going to be one of the scariest things that people have seen on TV in a long time.”