BBC One are to delay the transmission of a new 2-part drama starring Martin Shaw after deciding to commission a longer run of the show.
When the BBC first announced Apparitions, a new supernatural drama series, it was reported to be a single story two-pater due for transmission in early 2008. However, the corporation has decided the two-part drama will now form part of a longer series to be transmitted later this year.
The series see Martin Shaw play Father Jacob, a priest working to promote candidates for sainthood who becomes drawn in to exorcism as he discovers a dark battle between good and evil. A battle that threatens the future of the human race itself.
Tony Wood, creative director of Lime Pictures, says: “Apparitions is an exceptionally unique piece and we are thrilled with the results. To have the show commissioned as a series before the two-part special has even been transmitted is a great vote of confidence from the BBC.
The series is written and directed by Joe Ahearne (Doctor Who, This Life).