BBC America developing alien invasion Quatermass reboot, new series from Orphan Black studio

Still reveling in the critical (if not commercial) hit that is Orphan Black, BBC America is looking to beef up its slate of sci-fi originals in the coming years. It seems the network’s remake of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency hitting this fall will soon have some company.

Variety reports BBC America is developing a remake of the British series Quatermass, which follows a professor and his daughter who investigate an alien invasion. The adaptation will be written by Jeremy Dyson. The original serial aired in 1979 in the U.K. with a boatload of buzz, but never became much of a hit (aside from being a bit of a Brit sci-fi cult hit these days). It was based on a series of earlier (more successful) serials from the 1950s. Here’s hoping this next attempt can fare a little better.

Writer Adam Barken is also working with Orphan Black producer Temple Street Prods. to develop the new series Memoria, which follows a “man who begins to unravel after his memories conflict with those recalled by technology.” Considering how good a job everyone involved has done with clones, we can’t wait to see how they tackle the concept of memory. This could certainly be one to look out for.

Which of these shows will you be looking out for next season?

(Via Variety)

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