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FOREIGN BODIES (TNT)
Premieres in TBA 2017 or 2018 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2017/2018 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from TNT's press release, May 2016) TNT, a division of Turner, today announced a new series with Channel 4 titled Foreign Bodies, a comedic drama about a group of young adults venturing across China, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The two companies have ordered eight episodes of the series from Eleven and Entertainment One (eOne). Foreign Bodies is scheduled to launch on E4 in early 2017, followed later in the year by its U.S. debut on TNT. Created by actor-writer Tom Basden (Plebs, Peep Show, Fresh Meat), Foreign Bodies is being scripted by Basden, James Wood (Rev, Ambassadors), Amy Roberts (The Village, Shameless), Loren McLaughlin (Coronation Street, Shameless), Charlie Covell (Banana, Burn Burn Burn), Tim Key (We Need Answers, Screenwipe) and Jonny Sweet (Together, Chickens). The series is being produced by Jamie Campbell and Joel Wilson's BAFTA-nominated production company Eleven and global studio eOne. Award-winning director Jonathan van Tulleken (Off Season, Movie 43, Misfits) has signed on to direct the first block of episodes. eOne controls worldwide rights to the series outside of th e U.K. The eight-part series was commissioned for Channel 4 by Piers Wenger and Roberto Troni. Carrie Stein, executive vice president of global production, will oversee the series for eOne. Foreign Bodies is the story of a motley gang of travellers embarking on a three-month trip around Asia. British lads Sean (Ade Oyefeso) and Dylan (Anders Hayward) meet American girls May (Alice Lee) and Ashley (Brittney Wilson) in Beijing and opt to undergo the first leg of their travels together. But they soon find that their journey takes them much further than any of them expected.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Ade Oyefeso as Sean
· Alice Lee as May
· Anders Hayward as Dylan
· Brittney Wilson as Ashley
· Janeane Garofalo as Sam
· Tim Key as Greg
CREW INFORMATION:
· Amy Roberts as WRTR
· Charlie Covell as WRTR
· James Wood as WRTR
· Jamie Campbell as PROD
· Joel Wilson as PROD
· Jonathan van Tulleken as DIR (Pilot)
· Jonny Sweet as WRTR
· Loren McLaughlin as WRTR
· Tim Key as WRTR
· Tom Basden as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Eleven
· Entertainment One Television