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TNT Picks Up E4 Series ‘Foreign Bodies’

TNT is teaming with has teamed with British broadcaster Channel 4 for “Foreign Bodies,” a comedic drama about a group of young adults venturing across China, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The series, originally commissioned by Channel 4 in January for a run on E4, has received an eight-episode order. Jamie Campbell & Joel Wilson’s Eleven and Entertainment One are producing the show, scheduled to launch on E4 in early 2017, followed later in the year by its U.S. debut on TNT, with eOne handling worldwide distribution outside the U.K.

The logline: Created by actor-writer Tom Basden (“Plebs,” “Peep Show”), “Foreign Bodies” is the story of a motley gang of travelers embarking on a three-month trip around Asia. British lads Sean (Ade Oyefeso) and Dylan (Anders Hayward) meet American girls May (Alice Lee) and Ashley (Brittney Wilson) in Beijing and opt to undergo the first leg of their travels together. But they soon find that their journey takes them much further than any of them expected.

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