BBC America adds to slate

Cabler coprods 'Goldplated,' 'Thomas,' 'Innocence'

BBC America, the U.S. cable channel operated by BBC Worldwide, is to co-produce three dramas.

They are “Goldplated,” an eight-part black comedy made with World Prods.; “After Thomas,” a single film based on the true story of a family coping with an autistic child, co-produced with Hartswood Films; and “The Innocence Project,” penned by Paul Abbott, about a group of idealistic law students who take on cases no one else will touch.

“The Innocence Project” is an eight-parter made by Tightrope Pictures in association with BBC America.

BBC America also has acquired several dramas, including four-part thriller “Eleventh Hour”; supernatural saga “Afterlife”; and “Northern Lights,” a contempo relationship tale.

In Blighty, all three have aired on terrestrial web ITV1.

To complete the program package, BBC America has signed a deal with Fremantle U.K. for the original British version of lifestyle show “How Clean Is Your House,” docus “Beatles Biggest Secrets” and “Benny Hill: World’s Favorite Clown,” comedy series “Hardware” and movies “A Good Murder” and “The Return.”

BBC America is available in 50 million U.S. homes.

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