BBC Three and BBC America Set To Co-Produce Supernatural Drama ‘Tatau’


It was announced earlier this year that BBC Three, home of innovative sci-fi/fantasy programming such as Being Human, The Fades and In the Flesh, will soon become an online only channel to save money. Despite facing a future on internet screens only, BBC Three is developing Tatau, a new supernatural program, alongside BBC America.

Tatau follows two twenty-something friends Kyle Connor and Pete ‘Budgie’ Griffiths as they embark on a vacation to the Cook Islands. In preparation, Kyle gets himself a Maori-style tattoo and ends up with the ability to see murders before they happen. The eight episode drama is set to begin filming in September 2014, and will likely air both across the pond and stateside in 2015.

“BBC Three has rightfully made a name for itself producing multi-award-winning dramas like In the Flesh, The Fades and Being Human,” said Sam Bickley, Channel Editor, BBC Three. “Tatau very much continues the channel’s tradition for commissioning original, innovative and exciting drama that you would not expect to see anywhere else.”

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