The Whispers is coming to the UK.
Out of an existing agreement with Disney, Sky has picked up the exclusive rights to the short-lived ABC sci-fi series for a release through their On-Demand service. The complete series will be available on Sky Box Sets from Friday January 13th.
This is not the first time that a U.S. series, which has been overlooked by traditional UK broadcasters, has gotten an exclusive release via Sky Box Sets. The same was true of Justified. The final two seasons of the award winning FX series starring Timothy Olyphant premiered in the UK on Sky Box Sets after the show was dropped by Channel 5, who had aired the first four seasons on digi-channel 5USA.
From Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television & ABC Studios, The Whispers is about an alien invasion and the race against the clock to defeat an unseen alien enemy out to destroy the world. The sci-fi series stars Lily Rabe, Barry Sloane, Derek Webster, Milo Ventimiglia, Kyle Harrison Breitkopf, Catalina Denis and Kylie Rogers. The executive producers are Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Dawn Olmstead. ABC cancelled The Whispers in October 2015 after a single 13 episode season.