Acquisitions Roundup: UK Broadcasters Renew Deals For Arrowverse Shows, ‘Outlander, ‘Bob’s Burgers’, ‘Project Blue Book’ & More

The Arrowverse will continue in the UK. Sky One has picked up the UK rights to the eighth and final season of Arrow, the sixth season of The Flash, the fifth season of DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow, and the fifth season of Supergirl from international distributor Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. Still no word on whether or not they’ll be picking up new Arrowverse show Batwoman. The pick ups come after Sky One previously agreed a deal extension with CBS Studios International that gave them the rights to the upcoming tenth season of Hawaii Five-0.

Amazon Prime Video UK’ are sticking with three of their high-profiles U.S. acquisitions. The streaming service has, out of their long-standing agreement with international distributor Sony Pictures Television, picked up the UK rights to the fifth season of Outlander. They have also secured the second season of NBC’s Ryan Eggold fronted medical drama New Amsterdam from NBCUniversal International Distribution; and the sixth and final season of period drama Vikings from MGM Worldwide Television Distribution. All three shows are expected to return to the streaming service later this year. All three acquisitions come shortly after Amazon inked a major deal with CBS Studios International to pick up UK rights to Star Trek: Picard.

Over at Comedy Central UK, sources are telling TVWise that the Viacom backed broadcaster has picked up the UK rights to the tenth season of animated comedy Bob’s Burgers out of a long-standing agreement with international distributor Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. They have also secured the UK rights to the twenty-third season of South Park. No firm word on premiere dates for either show as yet.

Lastly. Syfy UK has extended their licensing agreement with A+E Networks and secured the second season of UFO drama Project Blue Book. This deal was closed some months ago, before Sky assumed control of the genre channel following the Comcast deal. At the time, NBCU was also in talks to acquire NBC’s summer drama The InBetween for Syfy UK’s sister channel Universal TV, but it is not immediately clear if that licensing deal will be proceeding after the aforementioned Comcast agreement. The InBetween is distributed internationally by NBCUniversal International Distribution.