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BBC One Picks Up UK Rights To ‘London Kills’ Season 2, Eyes Early 2020 Premiere

London Kills is returning to the Beeb. BBC One has picked up the UK rights to the show's five-episode second season after striking a deal with international distributor Acorn Media International. The BBC said that the show's second season would air in a daytime slot in early 2020.

StarzPlay Acquires UK Rights To Hulu’s ‘Ramy’

StarzPlay has secured the UK rights to Hulu's comedy series Ramy after striking a deal with international distributor Lionsgate Worldwide Television Distribution Group. The show's first season will premiere on StarzPlay on Friday August 30th.

StarzPlay Picks Up UK Rights To ‘Dangerous Liaisons’

StarzPlay - the Starz branded streaming service that is available in the UK via Amazon Prime Video Channels, Virgin Media and Apple TV - has picked up the UK rights to Starz's recently ordered Dangerous Liaisons adaptation. Based on the novel of the same name, Dangerous Liaisons tells the origin story of the early years of the iconic characters Merteuil and Valmont when they meet as passionate young lovers in the slums of 18th century Paris.

Comedy Central UK Acquires TV Land’s ‘Younger’

Younger is returning to the UK. Comedy Central UK has acquired all six seasons of TV Land's Sutton Foster fronted comedy series. Comedy Central UK parent Viacom brokered the deal with international distributor Endemol Shine International. The first two seasons of Younger previously aired in the UK on Sony Entertainment Television (later known as Sony Channel), before they moved away from first run acquisitions when they rebranded as Sony Crime Channel. Younger will premiere on Comedy Central UK later this year.

DCD Rights Sells Australian Dramas ‘My Life Is Murder’ To UKTV’s Alibi & ‘The Hunting’ To Channel 5

DCD Rights has secured UK deals for two new Australian dramas. The international distributor has licensed crime drama My Life Is Murder to UKTV's Alibi channel and four-part drama The Hunting to Channel 5. The deal for My Life Is Murder was negotiated by UKTV's Acquisitions Manager Charlie Charalambous, while Channel 5's Acquisitions Director Anna-Belen Dunlop secured The Hunting for the broadcaster's prime-time schedule. Both series will premiere later this year.

Sky Witness Picks Up UK Rights To ‘Chicago Med’, Sky One Acquires NBC’s ‘Manifest’

Chicago Med is switching UK channels. Sky Witness has picked up the UK rights to the series, after the show's first four seasons aired on Universal TV. Seasons one through four are now available via Sky On-Demand. Additionally, Sky One has also secured the UK rights to Manifest, NBC's thriller series starring Melissa Roxburgh and Josh Dallas. Warner Bros. International Television Distribution handles sales for Manifest.