By Patrick Munn | May 21, 2019 - 8:18 pm | No Comments
Colm Feore (The Umbrella Academy, House Of Cards) and Claire Goose (The Coroner, Casualty) have been tapped for guest starring roles on the thirteenth season of Murdoch Mysteries. There is no word on the nature of the characters they will be playing. Production on the show's eighteen-episode thirteenth season is now underway in Ontario, and is expected to wrap in November. Season 13 will air on CBC in Canada later this year and is expected to premiere on UKTV's Alibi channel in early 2020.
By Patrick Munn | May 20, 2019 - 11:16 am | No Comments
Alibi has picked up two new U.S. acquisitions. The UKTV owned and operated channel has struck deals with WarnerMedia and Endeavor Content for TNT's I Am The Night and Paramount Network's Waco, respectively. Both series will premiere on Alibi later this year. UKTV's Head of Acquisitions brokered both licensing agreements with WarnerMedia and Endeavor Content.
By Patrick Munn | May 16, 2019 - 8:21 pm | No Comments
Frankie Drake is making a stop in the UK. UKTV and CBC's co-production Frankie Drake Mysteries recently kicked off production on its ten episode third season with a shoot in London. Production will continue on location in Ontario through to the autumn.
By Patrick Munn | May 1, 2019 - 1:50 pm | No Comments
Molly Windsor (Three Girls, Cheat), Laura Fraser (The Missing, Breaking Bad) and Jennifer Spence (You Me Her, Travelers) have been set as the leads in Traces, Alibi's six episode drama series from Val McDermid, Amelia Bulimore and Red Production Company. Rounding out the cast is Martin Compston (Line Of Duty), Laurie Brett (EastEnders), Vincent Regan (Delicious, The White Princess), Michael Nardone (Shetland, Silent Witness) and John Gordan Sinclair (Marple, Ill Behaviour).
By Patrick Munn | April 29, 2019 - 1:45 pm | No Comments
2019 is shaping up to be a good year for UKTV. Year-to-date, the broadcaster's SOCI (share of commercial impacts) has hit 9.53%, up 3% compared to 2018. SOCI for the 16-34 demo also is showing strong growth, up 6% year-on-year to 6.74%. A key driving force behind the SOCI growth was the performance of UKTV's original series. Dave's Hypothetical, featuring James Acaster and Josh Widdicombe, launched with 1.2 million viewers - making it UKTV's top rated show of 2019.
By Patrick Munn | April 17, 2019 - 2:40 pm | No Comments
New Zealand drama series The Bad Seed, which is based on the books by bestselling author Charlotte Grimshaw, will receive its UK premiere on UKTV's Alibi channel on Tuesday May 14th at 9pm, it has been announced.
By Patrick Munn | April 10, 2019 - 12:01 am | No Comments
Alibi has ordered their second original drama. Mere months after moving into scripted originals with Traces, the UKTV owned and operated channel has given the green-light to We Hunt Together, a six episode cat and mouse thriller from Cheat scribe Gaby Hull and BBC Studios. We Hunt Together begins with the collision of two extraordinary people; Babeni (AKA Baba), a former child soldier desperate to suppress his predisposition for violence, and Freddy, a magnetic and disarmingly charming free spirit. When Baba rescues Freddy from an attack following a date that has turned sour, something dark is ignited in them both.