BBC Two has signed up the UK broadcast rights to a new US drama telling the story of Pan Am airways.
Created by Jack Orman (ER) and directed by Thomas Schlamme (The West Wing), Pan Am follows the lives of a group of pilots and air hostesses as they take to the skies, crossing the globe in a jet-powered, seductive age, shaped by romance and shifting social values.
Cast members include Christina Ricci, Mike Vogel, Kelli Garner, Margot Robbie, Karine Vanasse, and Michael Mosley.
The show is expected to air in the US from September, the UK transmission date has not yet been announced.
The show is being executive produced by Orman, Schlamme and Nancy Ganis and is being produced by Jack Orman Productions, Out of the Blue Entertainment and Show Money Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television (SPT).
Janice Hadlow, Controller BBC Two, says: “Pan Am captures the excitement and optimism of travel in the 1960s, when being an air hostess was the most glamorous occupation you could possibly have. With a love story at its heart and a great unfolding plot that hints at the danger and mystery to come, viewers will be in for an exciting but turbulent ride.”
Stuart Baxter, Senior Executive Vice President European Distribution, SPT, says: “Pan Am is taking off around the globe and we’re thrilled that the BBC will become its UK home. The BBC crowns a growing list of broadcasters who are the international destinations for this iconic, glamorous series.”