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The Fades: Season 1 (2012)



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In the first season of this supernatural drama, unpopular British teen Paul Roberts (lain De Caestecker ) is haunted by apocalyptic visions and ghastly incarnations of the dead which are called "The Fades". As the restless and vengeful spirits seek to gain control in the material world Paul is drawn into the turmoil being one of a small group of people who can actually see them and help fend them off (known as Angelics). The award winning series from the BBC was written by screenwriter and playwright Jack Thorne of "Skins" and "Cast-Offs" renown.


Iain De Caestecker
as Paul Roberts
Daniel Kaluuya
as Michael "Mac" Armstrong
Johnny Harris
as Neil Valentine
Jenn Murray
as Natalie
Tom Ellis
as Mark Etches
Lily Loveless
as Anna Roberts
Chris Mason Johnson
as Steve McEwan
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Critic Reviews for The Fades: Season 1

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

Unfortunately, The Fades only ran for one season, but it's everything you want in your horror: oodles and oodles of it.

August 27, 2018 | Full Review…

It's an exhilarating take on a couple of familiar genres, balancing horror, humor, and heart.

January 14, 2012 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Is anyone a fan of the "Soon you shall understand" school of vague, portentous dialogue? Didn't think so.

January 14, 2012 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

When it isn't being apocalyptically terrifying, The Fades is funky and funny.

January 14, 2012 | Full Review…

The show has a good mix of empathetic living characters as well as nail-biting thrills when the Fades get the munchies.

January 14, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's a funny, creepy, touching thriller that had me laughing one second and peeking between my fingers the next.

January 14, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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