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Streamer CW Seed, BBC Studios Sign Content Deal

Fern Siegel

CW Seed, The CW’s free, ad-supported digital network, is adding a British sensibility. A new deal brings 14 series from the BBC Studio to the streamer.

CW Seed is available on Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, iOS, Android, Xbox, Chromecast and Android TV, as well as CWSeed.com — no log-in necessary.

Five shows are now streaming on CW Seed. They include: “The Intruders,” a paranormal thriller starring Oscar winner Mira Sorvino, “Atlantis,” set in a the mythical place and starring Mark Addy (“Game of Thrones”) and “The Secret of Crickly Hall,” a haunted house thriller, based on the bestselling novel by James Herbert and starring Suranne Jones “Gentleman Jack”) and Tom Ellis (“Lucifer”).

Two more shows currently available are “Bedlam,” in which a luxury apartment house is spooked by its Victorian asylum roots, featuring British singer-songwriter Will Young, and “Sinbad,” a reimagining of the 8th-century adventure legend.

There are nine additional shows launching on the CW Seed from the end of this month through February:

“Gavin and Stacey” (Season 1-3)
Long before he hit late-night American TV, James Corden and Ruth Jones co-wrote a story of an ordinary couple, Gavin, an Englishman, and Stacey, a Welsh woman. What’s not so ordinary: They speak daily and never meet. Sparks fly when they do.

The natural world gets chaotic when evolutionary zoologist Nick Cutter (Douglas Henshall), discovers prehistoric creatures in the present day and weird anomalies in time that allow them to roam the modern world.

“The Fades”
A supernatural thriller about an unpopular teenager (Iain De Caestecker, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) haunted by apocalyptic dreams. Then he starts to see spirits, the Fades, who break the barrier between the living and the dead. Suddenly, the fate of the world rests in the hands of two troubled teens.

“House of Cards”
Long before Frank Underwood took Netflix by storm, the original “House of Cards” debuted in 1990 England. The political drama is lead by the scheming Francis Urquhart (Ian Richardson), who destroys his rivals with tactical, often gleeful ingenuity.

“Robin Hood”
Robin of Locksley (Jonas Armstrong, “Teachers”) returns from the Crusades to find a corrupt Nottingham and a nasty Sheriff (Keith Allen, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”). Aided by his gang of outlaws, Robin fights the good fight on behalf of the downtrodden.

“Bleak Old Shop of Stuff”
The shop, run by Jedrington Secret-Past (Robert Webb, “Frayed), is filled with odd things. But good-guy Jedrington is beset by a villainous lawyer Malifax Skulkingworm (Stephen Fry, “Bones”). The comedy is filled with mysterious artifacts and hidden wills.

A futuristic comedy set in 2151. The Brits have spaceships exploring the galaxy. The goal is to export all things British, like housing estates and call centers. A misfit crew is led into the unknown by Commander Henderson (Nick Frost, “Into the Badlands”) — and anything goes.

“The Deep”
The Earth’s energy sources are dwindling and the new fight is for the oil and gas reserves below the Artic. Seven experts race to find a solution to the energy crisis in this tense blockbuster. But what if someone else gets there first?

“Married Single Other”
Six friends discover the difficulties of being a couple. When does compromise become sacrifice, and when do they both become divorce? Sexy, funny and honest, this drama tells the story of three couples trying to make their relationships work. Cast includes Lucy Davis (“Wonder Woman,”), Ralf Little (“The A Word”), Miranda Raison (“Nightflyers”), Amanda Abbington (“Flack”) and Dean Lennox Kelly (“Jamestown”).

In the first quarter, CW Seed will also kick off CW Seed Live, an ad-supported 24/7 digital linear channel featuring original content provided by People and Entertainment Weekly via PeopleTV.

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