CW Seed’s Free Brit Shows

(Photo: Millie Bobby Brown in ‘Intruders.’ Source: IMDb)

In a deal with BBC Studios, CW Seed has added five British series in the supernatural and fantasy realm  — Intruders, Atlantis, The Secret of Crickley Hall, Bedlam and Sinbad — to its free streaming lineup.

Intruders (eight episodes, 2014) is a paranormal psychological thriller starring Emmy nominee Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) in her first series role as a nine-year-old on the run, and Oscar winner Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite) as a woman who vanishes. Intruders, which can also be streamed by Amazon Prime and Hulu subscribers, ran originally in the US on BBC America.

Here, from 2014, is a 2014 BBC America promo. “Milly Brown is a superstar. You heard it here first,” says John Simm (Doctor Who, The Catch), who also stars in Intruders as a former cop with a troubled history,

Atlantis (two seasons, 25 episodes, 2013-2015) features Mark Addy (Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey) as Hercules in a fantasy adventure in which modern-day Jason (Jack Donnelly) finds himself on the legendary island. Atlantis, which can also be streamed by Hulu subscribers, ran originally in the US on BBC America.

The Secret of Crickley Hall (three episodes, 2012) is a haunted house thriller set in both 2006 and 1943, with a cast including Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) and Tom Ellis (Lucifer). The Secret of Crickley Hall, which can also be streamed by Amazon Prime and Hulu subscribers, ran originally in the US on BBC America.

Bedlam (two seasons, 12 episodes, 2011-2012) co-stars singer-songwriter Will Young in a supernatural drama about the hip young residents of the ominously named Bedlam Heights, a new apartment building recently converted from an insane asylum. It can also be streamed by Amazon Prime and Hulu subscribers, ran originally in the US on BBC America

Sinbad (12 episodes, 2012) stars Elliot Knight (Life Sentence, Once Upon A Time) as the 8th Century adventurer on a voyage of discovery. Sinbad, which can also be streamed by Amazon Prime subscribers, ran originally in the US on SyFy.

As part of the BBC Studios deal, nine other series will come to the free streamer by the end of February: Gavin & Stacey (first three seasons), Primeval, The Fades, House of Cards (original version), Robin Hood, Bleak Old Shop of Stuff, Hyperdrive, The Deep and Married Single Other.

CW Seed can be found online at cwseed.com, or via Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, iOS, Android, Xbox, Chromecast and Android TV.

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