Channel 4 has closed a deal with NBCUniversal International Television Distribution to acquire the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to Fox’s comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine for its E4 channel. The series, which debuted last night on Fox in the United States, is set to premiere in early 2014.
Created by Dan Goor and Mike Schur, Brooklyn Nine-Nine follows a diverse group of detectives in a police precinct in New York City. The comedy series is about what happens when a talented, but carefree, detective gets a new captain with a lot to prove. Brooklyn Nine-Nine is produced by Universal Television and stars Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Melissa Fumero, Terry Crews, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio and Chelsea Peretti.
“I’m delighted to bring NBCUniversal’s laugh-out-loud comedy about a motley crew of cops to the UK. Brooklyn Nine-Nine will be a real treat for E4 audiences when it launches here in the new year”, said Jay Hunt, Chief Creative Officer of Channel 4.
While Belinda Menendez, President of NBCUniversal International Television Distribution and Universal Networks International, added: “We have a longstanding relationship with Channel 4 and partnering with them to bring Brooklyn Nine-Nine to UK audiences just seemed like the perfect fit.”
The acquisition of Brooklyn Nine-Nine comes after TVWise exclusively reported earlier this month that Channel 4 was eyeing the series for a slot on E4. It is also the latest new series from the 2013-2014 season to be snapped up by Channel 4; having previously acquired Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hostages for Channel 4 and The 100 and The Tomorrow People for E4.
TVWise’s Acquisitions Scorecard has been updated with this new information.