Ghosts has proved a smash hit in the UK, so it should come as no surprise to anyone to see it being snapped up and remade for US audiences too.
Quite why US fans can’t just enjoy the British version is not clear, but it’s actually all good news for Ghosts fans because it means a whole host of new episodes are coming to you.
The problem is that if you are outside the UK it’s hard to find somewhere to stream the US edition of Ghosts. But there is a simple solution to this conundrum, and in this guide, we will reveal all.
So if you’re off on holiday, working overseas or an expat, you don’t need to miss out!
Where is Ghosts (US) being shown?
The US version of Ghosts is being broadcast in the US on CBS. However, it is also being shown on BBC Three in the UK, and this is where things get interesting.
BBC Three shows also get streaming on the BBC’s online service, BBC iPlayer.
This is a great place to watch Ghosts (US). But there is another problem. The BBC iPlayer is only available to viewers in the UK and uses geo-blocking technology to stop people in other countries from tuning in.
If you’re off for 2 weeks in the sun, this can be problematic.
But there is a way around this issue.
How do I watch Ghosts (US) where I am?
To watch Ghosts (US) for free on the BBC iPlayer, you will need the help of an app called a VPN.
A VPN works by redirecting all your internet data through an external server which hides your true location and replaces it with its own.
This is the clever bit because VPN providers have servers located all over the world.
So, to unblock BBC iPlayer outside the UK, all you need to do is connect to a British server and, bingo, the BBC iPlayer will think you are in the UK and let you watch.
Where to get a VPN?
With lots of VPNs available online, it can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack to find one.
But there are a few things you can look for to narrow down the search. First, you need a VPN which works with the BBC iPlayer, which not all do by any means.
Next, you want a VPN that offers fast connection speeds, plenty of UK-based servers, and apps for the devices you like to stream on.
After extensive testing, I found ExpressVPN to be your best bet. It has all of the above plus an excellent 30-day money-back guarantee too.
However, the choice is entirely yours!
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How to stream Ghosts (US) in any country
Ok, so you have chosen your VPN. What next?
Now, you need to set everything up, which is far easier than it sounds. Just follow these few simple steps:
Head over to the ExpressVPN website by clicking a link on this page and sign up for one of their subscription packages.
I recommend the 12-month deal, as it will save you 49% and give you an extra three months for free.
Now, download the ExpressVPN app. You should always do this from either the ExpressVPN website or your device’s official app store for security reasons.
Next, open the app and log in to your new ExpressVPN account using the account details given to you at the end of step 1.
Connect to a server located in the UK by clicking Selected Location and then choosing United Kingdom. Lastly, press the Connect button and then wait a few seconds for ExpressVPN to get you connected.
Open the BBC iPlayer app or website, log into your free account (or set one up if you need to), agree to their terms and conditions and requirements, then search for Ghosts and enjoy.
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What is Ghosts (US) all about?
The US version of Ghosts is set in an old US mansion which is inherited by recently married New Yorkers Samantha and Jay Arondekar.
But when they arrive at what they hope will be their dream home, they find it falling to pieces and inhabited by more than a few ghosts.
The ghosts are trapped in the mansion until they can find a way to reach the afterlife. Samantha, who has had a near-death experience herself, can see and hear them. But her husband Jay cannot, which inevitably creates some chaotic comedy moments.
The first series of the US edition of Ghosts grew its audience during its run, so it is no surprise that this show was renewed for a second season.
Critics were equally as enamoured as viewers, with one saying of the show, “delightful, if not that powerful… it’s charming once it gets going past its very premisey premise.”
There is not too much cranial power needed to wrap your heads around the premise really, so it is little wonder that this show looks set to run and run stateside just as it has here in the UK.
Who stars in Ghosts (US)?
While the US version of Ghosts is based on the British show, it has been entirely recast for US audiences.
The main role of Samatha is played by Rose McIver (The Lovely Bones, Petals on the Wind), while her husband Jay is portrayed by Utkarsh Ambudkar (Tick, Tick… Boom!, The Mindy Project).
Meanwhile, there are a whole host of ghosts portrayed by a wide variety of actors:
- Hetty: A 19th Century matriarch and an ancestor to Samantha, played by Rebecca Wisocky (Devious Maids)
- Isaac: a foppish War Of Independence hero played by Brandon Scott Jones (Isn’t it romantic)
- Alberta: A Jazz Age diva played by Danielle Pinnock (Young Sheldon)
- Trevor: A 1980s Wall Street yuppie played by Asher Grodman (For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn)
- Sasappis: A sarcastic Native American played by Roman Zaragoza
- Flower: A hippie played by Sheila Carrasco
- Pete: A Scout leader shot in the neck by an arrow, played by Richie Moriarty
- Thorfinn: A fish-obsessed Viking played by Devan Long
Ghosts has proved a hit in the US and is popular in the UK too, where Ghosts fans are grateful for more hilarious ghost-focused content.
If you want to watch the US edition of Ghosts outside the UK, you will need the help of a VPN app.
ExpressVPN is the one to choose. Just download the app, log in, connect to a UK-based server, and then log into the BBC iPlayer app or website as normal.
A cacophony of ghosts awaits you, and much laughter as well.
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