US airline drama ‘Pan Am’ to air on BBC Two

BBC Two have secured the rights to broadcast ABC’s upcoming Pan Am series, based around the iconic international airline.

Created by Jack Orman (ER) and produced by Sony Pictures Television, the new US series stars Christina Ricci (Sleepy Hollow), Mike Vogel (Cloverfield), Kelli Garner (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Margot Robbie (Neighbours) and Michael Mosley (Scrubs).

Premiering in America in late September, Pan Am follows the lives of a group of pilots and air hostesses in 1963 and features storylines involving “romance, shifting social values and international espionage”.

BBC Two Controller Janice Hadlow commented: “Pan Am captures the excitement and optimism of travel in the 1960s, when being an air hostess was the most glamorous occupation you could possibly have. With a love story at its heart and a great unfolding plot that hints at the danger and mystery to come, viewers will be in for an exciting but turbulent ride.”

Sue Deeks, Head of Programme Acquisition, added: “Pan Am is a breath of fresh air – a fun, colourful and stylish drama set in a captivating era that changed the world.”

Watch ABC’s trailer for the show…