By Patrick Munn | October 8, 2018 - 4:34 pm | No Comments
Coroner is crossing the pond. NBCU's flagship UK channel Universal TV has acquired the UK rights to the eight episode M.R. Hall adaptation which is being produced for Canadian public broadcaster CBC. The series, toplined by Serinda Swan (Ballers), is expected to premiere in 2019.
By Patrick Munn | May 25, 2018 - 10:53 am | No Comments
Here's some cross-company synergy for UKTV. Alan Davies, who fronts As Yet Untitled on Dave, has landed a guest starring role on the second season of their co-production Frankie Drake Mysteries. The 1920s period drama launched on Alibi earlier this year and quickly proved to be a hit; improving the channel's slot-average by 210%. As a result of the strong ratings in both the UK and Canada, UKTV and CBC picked up a ten episode second season, which has now started filming.
By Patrick Munn | April 5, 2018 - 4:12 pm | No Comments
UKTV and CBC have renewed their co-production Frankie Drake Mysteries for a second season. Ten episodes have been ordered for the show's second season, which is expected to air later this year on CBC in Canada and early 2019 on Alibi in the UK, respectively.
By Patrick Munn | March 12, 2018 - 11:45 am | No Comments
Canadian period drama Murdoch Mysteries - which is co-produced by UKTV and airs on their Alibi channel - has been renewed for a twelfth season. Canadian public broadcaster CBC has commissioned 18 hour-long episodes. There will be no Christmas special for season twelve.
By Patrick Munn | August 31, 2017 - 1:58 pm | No Comments
UKTV is re-teaming with Shaftesbury and Canadian public broadcaster CBC for another Canadian period drama. The multi-channel broadcaster, which is a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Scripps Networks Interactive, has signed on to co-produce 1920s detective drama The Frankie Drake Mysteries for their Alibi channel.