Exclusive: I have just learned that Universal Channel has closed a deal to acquire the UK broadcast rights to Canadian crime-drama series King from Beta Film. I’m also being told that Universal has set the premiere for the show’s 8 episode first season for Thursday April 5th at 10pm.
King was created by Bernard Zukerman and Greg Spottiswood and follows Detective Jessica King of the Toronto Police Service, who is called in to head up the Major Crimes Task Force when her predecessor, Detective Sergeant Derek Spears, has a meltdown on national television. The drama series stars Amy Price-Francis (24) as Detective Sergeant Jessica King, Alan Van Sprang (Earth: Final Conflict) as Detective Sergeant Derek Spears, Gabriel Hogan as Danny Sless, Tony Nardi as Police Chief Peter Graci, Zoe Doyle (The Border) as Detective MK Gordon, Aaron Poole (Cra$h & Burn) as Detective Jason Collier and Suzanne Coy (Dan for Mayor) as Eleni Demaris.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information