Channel 5 Acquires CBC’s ‘Bellevue’ For VOD Service My5

Channel 5 is continuing to build a slate of exclusive acquisitions for My5. The broadcaster has acquired CBC’s Anna Paquin fronted drama series for their VOD service after striking a deal with Muse Distribution International. The complete series will be available to stream on My5 from Friday June 28th.

Created by Jane Maggs and Adrienne Mitchell, Bellevue is set in a small blue-collar town with a lot of ‘good people’ who ‘live right’ and take it upon themselves to make sure the neighbours do too. Driving the series is Detective Annie Ryder, a cop whose intense and brazen personality has always been at odds with her hometown.

When a transgender teen goes missing, Annie dives in to unravel the disappearance that suggests foul play, despite finding herself in a difficult position as she must cast suspicion on people she has known all her life. As the case pulls her further away from her family, she is also confronted by a mysterious person from her past with disturbing answers and a terrifying need to get inside her head. The drama series is produced by Muse Entertainment and Back Alley Film Productions and stars Anna Paquin, Allen Leech and Shawn Doyle.

This is the latest acquisition for My5 as Channel 5 has been positioning the VOD service as a platform with its own exclusive titles, rather than a mere catch-up service. To that end, they recently picked up the rights to the Being Mary Jane finale, Australian drama Bloom and Sony Crackle’s Sean Bean fronted drama The Oath. That follows other recent deals for Hulu’s East Los High and a package of dramas from HOT Telecommunication Systems – Israel’s largest multi-channel cable television company.

Check out CBC’s trailer for Bellevue below: