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Planet Green Sets First Scripted Show

Simon Beaufoy-penned miniseries “Burn Up” to premiere on cable network in December.

Simon Beaufoy ("Slumdog Millionaire") will be the springboard for Planet Green’s first foray into scripted programming, with the Discovery-owned cabler planning the U.S. premiere of Beaufoy’s two-part telepic “Burn Up” Dec. 6-7.

Starring Bradley Whitford, Neve Campbell and Rupert Penry-Jones, “Burn Up” debuted last year on BBC2.

Read more in Variety.