Pure is coming to the UK. Virgin Media has acquired the Canadian drama series after striking a deal with international distributor Cineflix Rights. The series premieres on Virgin TV Ultra HD today (Thursday October 31st).
Created by Michael Amo, Pure tells the story of Noah Funk a newly-elected Mennonite pastor, who is determined to rid his community of the scourge of drugs and its nefarious ties to a trans-border smuggling alliance with ruthless Mexican cocaine cartels.
The drama series, which was originally commissioned by Canadian public broadcaster CBC, is produced by by Two East Productions and Cineflix and stars Ryan Robbins (Sanctuary, The Killing), Alex Paxton-Beesley (Murdoch Mysteries, Copper), A.J. Buckley (CSI: NY, SEAL Team), Peter Outerbridge (Orphan Black, Bomb Girls) and Rosie Perez (White Men Can’t Jump, Fearless). The executive producers are Michael Amo, Brett Burlock, Peter Emerson, Ken Girotti, and David MacLeod.
Additionally, Virgin Media has announced that Irish drama Darklands will premiere on Monday November 25th. The series, co-commissioned by Virgin Media Ireland, depicts the stark reality of how a 16-year-old aspiring MMA fighter, Damien Dunne (Dane Whyte O’Hara), is dragged into a cacophony of violence, drugs and vengeance-driven family feuds after his eldest brother disappears.
Damien’s future rests on a knife edge, and Darklands deftly illustrates how a teenage boy has to grapple with the appeal of crime’s financial rewards that would bring his family stability and the dangerous consequences of his choices that threaten to tear down everything around him.