FOX UK is continuing their buying spree. Mere weeks after they snapped up Marvel’s Agent Carter from Disney Media Distribution, the FIC backed channel has closed a deal with Sonar Entertainment to acquire the UK broadcast rights to miniseries The Fixer starring Kathleen Robertson (Murder In The First) and Eric Dane (The Last Ship).
The Fixer follows NTSB investigator Ellie Molaro (Robertson) who, suspicious of the “official answers” to an oil rig disaster, spearheads a private investigation with a secret tipster named Carter (Dane). Carter claims that a conspiracy of “Fixers” are behind the worst disasters in the country, all rigged to manipulate the stock market, and reap billions for a select few. Now, their largest operation in decades is an impending, catastrophic event targeting Washington, D.C. and the only way they can succeed is if Ellie and Carter are among the casualties.
The four-hour miniseries was produced by Muse Entertainment – the Canadian production company behind such efforts as Syfy’s adaptation of Being Human and the History-turned-ReelzChannel mini The Kennedys. Being Human‘s Gilles Perrault is the producer, while Johnny English helmer Peter Howitt is directing. The executive producers are Irene Litinsky, Michael Prupas, Gene Stein and Christina O’Shea-Daly. In addition to Dane and Robertson, the cast also includes Andrew Airlie and Kaniehtiio Horn.
With FOX UK’s deal with Sonar, The Fixer becomes the second Muse Entertainment produced drama to have recently scored a UK sale. As TVWise reported earlier today, the company’s six-hour miniseries Tut, starring Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3) and Alexander Siddig (Game Of Thrones), is also crossing the Atlantic after Viacom’s fledgling channel Spike UK acquired the UK rights with plans to air it this Summer.
The Fixer will be a key part of FOX UK’s Summer schedule, airing alongside the likes of the final season of Falling Skies, the eight episode debut season of Hayley Atwell starrer Marvel’s Agent Carter, the eleventh season of American Dad! and the second season of Murder In The First, which also stars Kathleen Robertson. The Fixer will premiere on FOX UK on Friday August 21st at 10pm.