Channel 5 Acquires UK Rights To Irish Gang Drama Series ‘Love/Hate’

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Channel 5 has closed a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment to acquire seasons 1 and 2 of RTE’s drama series Love/Hate. The acquisition follows yesterday’s deal with One Three Media for History’s mini-series The Bible. Channel 5 plans to air both seasons of the show in an unbroken run of ten episodes later this year.

Created by Stuart Carolan, Love/Hate picks up as a catastrophic event ignites the tensions in a small-time drug gang and family, friends & the community must live with the impact. The show’s first season consists of four episodes, and the second of six. Love/Hate stars Aidan Gillen, Robert Sheehan, Ruth Bradley, Ruth Negga and Brian Gleeson.

Speaking of the deal, Jayne Redpath, Senior Vice President of EMEA, for ITV Studios Global Entertainment, said: “Love/Hate is a powerful drama that received rave reviews and phenomenal ratings when it aired on RTÉ. This deal will bring new audiences to the series and I am sure it will be just as successful when it launches on Channel 5 in the UK.”

While Marie-Claire Dunlop, Channel 5′s Acquisitions & Channel Manager, added: “Love/Hate is a really dynamic, engaging addition to our schedules. We’re sure that British audiences will take to this gripping drama just like Irish viewers have.”

9 comments on “Channel 5 Acquires UK Rights To Irish Gang Drama Series ‘Love/Hate’

  1. Im from america New York to be precise,and I have seen all three series. I think its great. I think americans will love it to. I cannot wait for series 4.

  2. Best series since the Sopranos – a real gem! Saw series 1-3 earlier this year, gripping stuff. Looking forward to series 4.

  3. Its about time Irish tv was shown here in the UK, i cannot wait for this series to start, heard great things about it. Excited muchly.

  4. Is love hate on every night or weekly cannot wait to watch it again just gutted I will miss the first episode as I’m on holiday

  5. An absolutely amazing show!! Gripping viewing from beginning to end!! We watched it on RTE and then bought the boxset which has gone around all our friends. And each series gets better and better. So excited for series 4 to start. Have no doubt it will be a massive hit in the UK.

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