BBC America has signed a non-exclusive development deal with UK indie Clerkenwell Films, best known for producing the BAFTA-winning drama Misfits, to fund a number of potential projects over the next 18 months that will be created specifically for BBC America with a global audience in mind. “Moving into original production is a big step for BBC America and one that we hope can bring interesting new opportunities for UK indies,” said Perry Simon, General Manager of BBC America. “To stand out in this hugely competitive market we need access to the most creative talents and original shows in the world.”