"The Fades" (TV show) is a smart coming-of-age fantasy drama on BBC America from writer Jack Thorne ("This is England '86," "Skins," "Shameless") that earned critical acclaim in the UK.

17-year-old geek Paul (Iain De Caestecker, "Young Herriot") is haunted by apocalyptic dreams that his therapist can't explain. Neither can best friend and fellow social outcast, Mac (Daniel Kaluuya, "Johnny English Reborn," "Psychoville," "Skins"), or unsympathetic and much cooler twin sister, Anna (Lily Loveless, "Skins"). To make matters worse, Paul has started seeing the spirits of the dead (known as Fades) all around him. 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 loved ones are all in the eye of the storm. Soon the fate of humanity rests in the hands of the two teenage friends, who already have enough trouble getting through the day in one piece, let alone saving the world.

The cast also includes Natalie Dormer ("The Tudors," "Captain America: The First Avenger"), Joe Dempsie ("Game of Thrones," "Skins"), Tom Ellis ("Miranda," "Merlin"), Sophie Wu ("Kick-*ss") and Johnny Harris ("This is England '86," "Spartacus").

"The Fades" (TV show) is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions.

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Network: BBC America
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: January 14, 2012
Seasons: 1
Production Company: BBC Worldwide Productions

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