'Downton Abbey' Star's Olympics Mockumentary Coming to BBC America

12:00 PM PST 04/19/2012 by Michael O'Connell
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"Twenty Twelve," featuring Hugh Bonneville, gets a stateside premiere in June ahead of the London games.

BBC America is preparing for the London Olympics with Twenty Twelve.

The 13-part series, which premiered in the U.K. on BBC Four in March, will debut in the U.S. on June 30. It stars Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Jessica Hynes (Spaced), Olivia Colman (Peep Show), Amelia Bullmore (I’m Alan Partridge), Vincent Franklin (The Thick of It), and Karl Theobald (Green Wing) and is narrated by former Doctor Who star David Tennant.

Following the familiar documentary style for a comedy, it chronicles the team responsible for planning and executing the Olympics ahead of their July 27 debut.

Twenty Twelve, from BBC productions and EP Jon Plowman, will air as part of BBC America's Saturday night Ministry of Laughs comedy block.

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