BBC America has acquired five dramatic series following a deal with indie distributor All3Media Intl.
They are “Wild at Heart,” about a family’s attempt to save a South African game reserve; “Ahead of the Class,” starring Julie Andrews as an educator who saves a troubled West London school from closing after the murder of its principal; “Trust,” which follows a female defense attorney who defends her husband when he is accused of murder; “Ultimate Force,” an action thriller about a recruit in an elite SAS team; and “In the City,” following the lives of an ambitious group of young people across the pond.
“Trust” will debut Jan. 22 while “In the City” bows Jan. 25. Other series do not have premiere dates set.
BBC America is distributed by Discovery Networks and is available on digital cable and satellite TV.