Alibi Acquires Canadian Drama ‘Motive’, Sets April Premiere

UKTV’s Alibi channel has acquired the UK rights to Canadian police drama Motive after striking a deal with international distributor NBCUniversal International Distribution. The show’s first season will premiere on the channel on Monday April 15th at 6pm.

Motive follows Vancouver homicide detective Angie Flynn on a backwards chase for clues to a killer that has already been revealed to viewers. The series follows both Flynn and her team and the killer, giving the audience the opportunity to delve inside the mind of a criminal and understand their motive.

The drama series, which was created by Daniel Cerone and aired four seasons between 2013 and 2016, is produced Foundation Features & Lark Productions in association with Bell Media and stars Kristin Lehman (The Killing), Louis Ferreira (Stargate Universe), Lauren Holly (NCIS), Roger Cross (24), Brendan Penny (The Assistants) and Cameron Bright (Twilight).

This marks the second UK deal for Motive. NBCU previously licensed the series to their flagship UK channel Universal, who aired all four seasons of the show. This also marks the second scripted acquisition for Alibi in the past week after they announced that they had acquired Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries spin-off Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries.