Imposters – the dark comedy-drama series that was acquired in the UK by Virgin Media – has been renewed for a second season by U.S. broadcaster Bravo, TVWise has learned. The official pick-up comes one week after the season finale aired state-side. Ten episodes have been ordered for season two, matching the order for season one.
“Imposters has truly resonated with our audience and critics alike with its unique brand of suspense and humor”, said Frances Berwick, President of Lifestyle Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “We’re excited to see what the future holds for this unlikely band of flawed, but lovable characters that our talented creators and actors have fully brought to life.”
While there is no ratings data available for the UK run (as Virgin Media – like other VOD services – does not release data on the performance of their shows), the series performed well for Bravo in the United States; with an L7 audience of 1.4 million viewers. For Virgin Media, Imposters is the latest of their exclusive acquisitions to earn a renewal, joining the likes of both Kingdom and Ash Vs Evil Dead.
Imposters follows Maddie, a persona shifting con-artist who is as beautiful as she is dangerous, leaving her unwitting victims tormented when they realize they have been used and robbed of everything – including their hearts. But things get complicated when her former targets, Ezra, Richard and Jules team up to track her down. While pursuing her newest mark, Maddie meets a potential love interest, Patrick, which threatens to derail her assignment, much to the chagrin of her mysterious boss, The Doctor.
The ten-episode drama series, formerly know as My So Called Wife, is the second original drama series for Bravo after Girlfriends Guide To Divorce. It is produced by Universal Cable Productions and stars Inbar Lavi (Underemployed, Gang Related), Rob Heaps (Home Fires, Doctors), Parker Young (Suburgatory, Enlisted), Marianne Rendón and Stephen Bishop (Being Mary Jane). Uma Thurman guest stars in a recurring role. Adam Brooks and Paul Adelstein serve as Executive Producers.