Exclusive: I have just learned that UKTV has closed a deal to acquire the UK broadcast rights to the first season of Syfy’s drama-documentary series Paranormal Witness for its Really channel. I’m also being told that Really has set the premiere for the show’s 6 episode first season for Tuesday August 14th at 9pm.
Paranormal Witness is tense and high-octane drama-documentary series that brings to life the real stories of people who have lived through paranormal experiences that defy explanation. Using a mixture of intimate first-hand testimony, actual home video and gritty realistic drama, Paranormal Witness transports viewers into a world turned upside-down by extraordinary, terrifying and sometimes life-threatening paranormal events.
The show’s premiere episode features two stories: Emily the Imaginary Friend and The Lost Girl. Emily the Imaginary Friend tells the story of a young Baltimore family whose life is turned to chaos when they move into a new home and their 5-year-old daughter makes friends with an invisible girl named Emily. At first, Emily appears as a harmless playmate. Then, signs of mischievous behavior and household items moving or breaking start to occur in the house. The parents initially assume this could be uncharacteristically naughty behavior from their daughter, until the mischief turns increasingly more sinister and threatening towards the family members. Then, in The Lost Girl, a mother and daughter relive an unexplainable encounter along a rural dirt road in Florida with a mysterious girl who carries a shocking secret.