Mirroring the strategy they employed for the show’s debut run, NBCUniversal International Networks (formerly known as Universal Networks International) has announced plans to fast-track the second season of The Librarians across their international footprint.
The Librarians centers on an ancient organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Public Library dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden all around. The drama series is produced by Electric Entertainment and stars Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, John Larroquette, Lindy Booth, John Kim, Bob Newhart, Jane Curtin, Matt Frewer and Noah Wyle, who reprises his role from the original TV movies.
The show’s ten episode second season will air on Syfy and/or Universal Channel in the UK, Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America mere days after it debuts in the United States. US broadcaster TNT announced just yesterday that the new season would premiere on Sunday November 1st. As TVWise previously reported, the second season will air on Syfy UK in November.
NBCU’s decision to fast-track season two comes after they employed the same strategy for season one, with The Librarians pulling in strong ratings in numerous international markets. In the UK, the first season pulled in an average audience of just under 400K viewers, making The Librarians Syfy UK’s highest rated series.
“We know we are returning with a hit”, said Steve Patscheck, Executive Vice President of Programming for NBCUniversal International Networks. “Following the success of The Librarians on our channels around the world – including becoming the number one series on Syfy in the UK, Spain and The Netherlands in 2014 – we look forward to unleashing the second season of the series within days of the US premiere.”