Sky is adding another box set to their on-demand service.
The satcaster has acquired Blood & Oil, the ten episode soapy drama that was produced for ABC during the 2015-2016 broadcast season, and has now made it available via Sky Box Sets, TVWise has learned. The show has been available since March 1st.
Blood & Oil follows Billy and Cody Lefever, who dream of a new life beyond their working class roots and move to “The Bakken” in North Dakota, booming after the biggest oil discovery in American history. The drama series is produced by ABC Signature and stars Don Johnson, Chace Crawford, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Delroy Lindo, Amber Valetta, Scott Michael Foster and India De Beaufort.
This acquisition stems from a long-running agreement between Sky and Disney Media Distribution to offer various ABC Studios produced series on Sky’s VOD service as box sets. This is far from the first time that a show has premiered in the UK in this manner, after DMD was unable to secure a traditional UK broadcast partner. Notably, the final season of Private Practice was only available via Sky Box Sets and just last month ABC’s sci-fi drama The Whispers got the same treatment.