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Transatlantic Television Drama: Industries, Programs, and Fans

Michele Hilmes, Matt Hills, and Roberta Pearson


A tide of high-quality television drama is sweeping the world. The new transnational television series has developed not only global appeal but innovative new modes of production, distribution, and reception. Nowhere is the transnational exchange of television drama more vital than between Britain and the United States, where it builds on more than sixty years of import, adaptation, coproduction, and fandom. This edited volume explores the transatlantic flow of television drama, focusing on key programs, industry strategies, critical debates, and audience reception, from an international roste ... More

Keywords: transnational television drama, transnational coproduction, transnational fandom, transnational branding, transnational distribution, transnational platform, heritage drama, cultural proximity, fan fiction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190663124
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190663124.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michele Hilmes, author
Professor Emerita, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Matt Hills, author
Professor of Media and Film, University of Huddersfield

Roberta Pearson, author
Professor of Film and Television Studies, University of Nottingham

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Front Matter


Michele Hilmes, Roberta Pearson, and Matt Hills

Part One Transatlantic Industries

2 Traveling without a Passport

Karen Petruska and Faye Woods

3 BBC America

Christine Becker

Part Two Transatlantic Programs

5 Sherlock and Elementary

Roberta Pearson

9 Game of Thrones

Simone Knox and Gary Cassidy

Part Three Transatlantic Fans and Audiences

End Matter