Quantico and Code Black are returning to the UK.
As part of their bumper licensing agreement with Disney Media Distribution, UKTV’s Alibi has secured the rights to the third season of ABC’s drama series Quantico and W has picked up the third season of CBS’ medical drama Code Black. Additionally, UKTV has pre-bought the rights to a potential fourth season of Code Black.
Quantico follows a diverse group of recruits who have arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11. The series is produced by ABC Studios and stars Priyanka Chopra, Blair Underwood, Aunjanue Ellis, Jake McLaughlin, Johanna Braddy, Yasmine Al Massri, Russell Tovey, Aaron Diaz and Pearl Thusi.
Code Black is set in the busiest and most notorious ER in the nation where the extraordinary staff struggle in the face of a broken system to protect their ideals and the patients who need them the most. The drama series is produced by ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios and stars Marcia Gay Harden, Boris Kodjoe, Harry Ford, Benjamin Hollingsworth, William Allen Young, Emily Tyra, Noah Gray-Cabey, Emily Alyn Lind, Moon Bloodgood, Luis Guzman and Rob Lowe. Michael Seitzman, David Marshall Grant, Rob Bowman, Marti Noxon, Linda Goldstein Knowlton, Ryan McGarry and Mike Weiss serve as executive producers.
This bumper five-series deal – encompassing Quantico, Code Black, American Housewife, The Assets and Harrow – further extends the long-standing relationship between UKTV and Disney. The two companies have previously pacted together to bring such shows as Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, Perception, The Protector, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Resurrection and Secrets & Lies to the UK.
Disney Media Distribution has been on a tear of late, having secured a range of deals with UK broadcasters. Back in March they agreed a three series deal with SYFY UK for Marvel’s Runaways, Siren and Stitchers; which was followed weeks later by a licensing agreement with Amazon Prime Video UK for Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger and The Crossing. They also sold Grey’s spin-off Station 19 to Sky Living. The studio is preparing to showcase their slate of new shows for the 2018-2019 broadcast season to international buyers – including UKTV – later this month in Los Angeles.