Ghostly New Web Series To Haunt BBCi
BBCi enlisted the help of animation experts at Cosgrove Hall Films alongside two key figures from BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER to ensure its latest serial for the Web, GHOSTS OF ALBION, has plenty of bite. Amber Benson (Tara on BUFFY) and TV writer Christopher Golden (BUFFY and ANGEL) worked with BBCi and Cosgrove Hall to produce a tale of demons, vampires and ghosts. The first episode of the Internet drama will launch March 27, 2003 on www.bbc.co.uk/cult with a new Webisodes available for five consecutive weeks. Set in the mid-19th century, GHOSTS OF ALBION is a tale of demons, vampires and ghosts that should thrill fans of both BUFFY and the BBC's rich history of cult programming. Cosgrove Hall's Steve Maher points out GHOSTS will show a rather different side to his studio. "This isn't quite the pre-school TV animation that we're mostly well known for although it is part of a wider development for Cosgrove Hall into everything from pop videos to commercials," said Maher. "Working on GHOSTS - with the likes of Amber and Chris is great it's nice to be able to really get our 'teeth' into a chiller!" Golden, the best-selling author of such novels as THE FERRYMAN, STRANGEWOOD and the BODY OF EVIDENCE series of teen thrillers, said, "Amber and I had such a blast writing it. Ghosts, demons, 19th century London. What more could any storyteller ask for." The project was developed through Martin Trickey, commissioning editor at BBC Interactive Drama and Entertainment. The site also features Internet drama DOCTOR WHO.