Wondering why you haven’t heard anything about an air date for Apparitions, that Joe Ahearne written and directed mini-series we were bigging up at the end of last year? (Check out the feature here .) Well, that’s because it’s been pulled from the schedules… which isn’t actually bad news. Because (drum roll) it’s been recommissioned as a full series.
SFX has literally just received the following press release from the show’s production company:
"Lime Pictures is delighted to announce the commission of Apparitions, a new supernatural drama series for BBC One.
"Starring Martin Shaw (Judge John Deed; George Gently), Apparitions was originally produced as a two-part special for transmission in early 2008. However, the two part drama will now form part of a longer series to be transmitted later this year.
"Tony Wood, Creative Director of Lime Pictures says, ‘Apparitions is an exceptionally unique piece and we are thrilled with the results. To have the show commissioned as a series before the two-part special has even been transmitted is a great vote of confidence from the BBC.’
“Anne Mensah, BBC Head of Drama, Scotland adds: ‘The opportunity to move directly to series with Apparitions is a real testament to the vision and creativity of the team behind this unique project. The two-part special is all the things you'd want it to be, entertaining and scary but also thought provoking. It's fantastic to be able to develop this concept across a broader canvas.’”