February 2, 2012

The Fades: Season One

“Funky and funny when it isn’t being apocalyptically terrifying, Fades is the best, and scariest, of a batch of intriguing supernatural thrillers spicing up the new year.” – TV Guide

Street Date: February 21, 2012
DVD Suggested Retail Price: $34.98 ($43.98 in Canada)
Blu-Ray Suggested Retail Price: $39.98 ($49.98 in Canada)
Length: Approx. 338 minutes + bonus features/ 2-disc set

New York, NY – The Fades, the coming of age fantasy drama from writer Jack Thorne (Skins, Shameless), comes to DVD and Blu-ray following its launch on BBC AMERICA and BBC CANADA this month. Seventeen-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, Skins), or unsympathetic and much cooler twin sister, Anna (Lily Loveless, Skins, Bedlam). But trying to fit in becomes the least of Paul and Mac’s worries, as Paul’s horrific dreams become a reality and they are embroiled in a battle between the living and the dead. Natalie Dormer (The TudorsCaptain America: The First Avenger), Johnny Harris (Snow White and the Huntsman), Joe Dempsie (Game of ThronesSkins), and Tom Ellis (Merlin) also star in this smart new series that embraces both comedy and horror. According to Vogue, “The world of the Fades comes alive through a cast that Dickens might have dreamed up, had he ever turned his mind to zombies.”

Paul and Mac love comic books, video games, riding bicycles and talking about – but not particularly with – girls. Their stats are on par with your average social outcasts. But for a long time, Paul’s mind has been filled with dark nightmares of an abandoned world where the sky rains ash.  Worse still, Paul has started to see things – horrible creatures that aren’t human. Then late one night, his dreams start to become real. As fate would have it, Paul meets Neil (Johnny Harris) and his nightmares – though still terrifying – start to make more sense. Neil explains that the things he can see are Fades.  Paul is special – he’s one of a small group of people who can see them.

Fades are the ghosts or spirits of human beings. Everyone who dies becomes a Fade. They cannot be seen, heard, smelt or touched by the living, and they are completely unable to interact with our world. The Fades should ascend, but for some reason, that isn’t happening. They’re trapped in a world they can’t experience- until now.  See, an embittered and vengeful Fade has found a way to break the barrier between the dead and the living. He’s telling everyone he knows. And soon the fate of humanity will rests in the hands of Paul and Mac, two best friends who already have enough trouble surviving high school, let alone saving the world.

Bonus features include:

  • Extra Scenes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Behind The Scenes
  • Deleted Scenes and Outtakes
  • “Mac Explains” web videos