E4 Inks SPT Deal To Acquire NBC's Time Travel Drama 'Timeless' – TVWise

NBC’s time-travel drama Timeless has found a UK home.
Channel 4’s youth-skewing digi-channel E4 has secured the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to the series after striking a deal with international distributor Sony Pictures Television, TVWise has learned.
“Timeless offers viewers a thrilling and boisterous ride through time to revisit some of the most pivotal moments in our collective history”, said Sony Pictures Television’s Keith LeGoy. “It’s brilliantly written and produced – a show with truly global appeal.”
From Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan. Timeless follows a group of unlikely heroes thrust into the adventure of their lives as the chase a mysterious group of criminals through time. Encountering some of the most seminal moments in history, the group attempts to thwart a dark conspiracy that is a threat to all of humanity. The drama series is produced by Sony Pictures Television and stars Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Goran Visnjic, Sakina Jaffrey, Paterson Joseph, Susanna Thompson and Claudia Doumit.
This licensing agreement further extends the relationship between Channel 4 and Sony Pictures Television – the only independent studio amongst the six Hollywood majors. The two companies previously pacted together to bring such series as The Goldbergs, Masters Of Sex, Marry Me and Franklin & Bash to UK audiences. Channel 4 is also working with Sony on Electric Dreams: The World Of Philip K. Dick, a ten part anthology drama from Ron D. Moore (Outlander) which has Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston attached to star and executive produce.
Alongside securing this UK sale, Sony Pictures Television has secured a slew of deals for Timeless with international broadcasters including OSN across the Middle East, Moviestar in Spain, AXN in Portugal, Fox in Italy, AXN in Japan, Viacom 18’s Colors Infinity in India and Sohu in China. Sony will also be shopping the series to international buyers at MIPCOM this week, alongside some of their other new entries including The Blacklist: Redemption, Notorious, Kevin Can Wait and ITV drama The Halcyon.