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Netflix orders supernatural UK original

Scripted-logo-460_2netflixNetflix has ordered a supernatural-themed original drama produced by UK-based New Pictures, TBI can reveal.

The eight-episode series will be led by All3Media-backed New Pictures’ founders Charlie Pattinson, Elaine Pyke and Willow Grylls.

Creators of the series are Hania Elkington (The North London Book of the Dead) and Simon Duric (The Crown, Black Mirror).

The untitled series is being billed as an emotional love story thriller with supernatural twists about two teenage runaways.

A source described the series as mixing “Stranger Things with Skins“.

A Netflix rep confirmed shooting will take place in the UK and Norway and the series will be executive produced by Farren Blackburn, alongside the three New Pictures founders.

New Pictures has produced well-known series The Missing for BBC One and Starz as well as Indian Summers for Channel 4 and WGBH.

In March, New Pictures began filming for a psychological thriller named Requiem, which will be produced for Netflix as well as BBC One.

The new drama also follows a string of international originals currently commissioned by Netflix including Taiwanese show Bardo, its second Spanish original, Elite, and an untitled show in Turkey. Netflix also commissioned New Pictures stablemate Seven Stories to create India-set cricket drama Selection Day.

Netflix also found success with another teen-themed drama, 13 Reasons Why.