9-1-1 is crossing the pond. Sky Living has secured the UK rights to the Fox drama series after striking a deal with international distributor Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. The series, which has already been renewed for a second season, will premiere later this year.
“I’m delighted to bring the heart-stoppingly dramatic 9-1-1 to Sky Living where it will thrill viewers alongside fellow best-loved US dramas”, Adam MacDonald, Director of Sky Living, said in statement. Its nail-biting blend of breathtaking danger and raw emotion will have UK viewers – including me! – completely hooked.”
From Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, 9-1-1 follows the lives and careers of first responders—the people who put their lives on the line to save others. The drama series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision and stars Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, Connie Britton, Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi and Rockmond Dunbar.
The multi-season deal, which also covers rights in the Republic of Ireland, was brokered by Sky’s Head of Acquisitions Lucy Criddle and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution’s Senior Vice-President & Managing Director for Europe David Smyth. This further extends the long-running relationship between Sky and Fox who have existing licensing deals for such shows as Modern Family and The Simpsons.
9-1-1 has the distinction of being the last show that Ryan Murphy – the creative talent behind such shows as Glee, Feud, American Horror Story and American Crime Story – will produce for Fox. The super-producer recently opted to leave his long time home at 20th Century Fox Television for a $100 million overall deal at Netflix. He already has two projects set up at the streaming service, The Politician and Ratched, which will air on this side of the pond on Netflix UK.
Check out Fox’s trailer for 9-1-1 below: