Please wait...
Please wait...

UKTV picks up six dramas including Alaska Daily, Sons of Anarchy from Disney

Sons of Anarchy aired on FX from 2008

UK multi-channel operator UKTV has licensed six drama series from Disney Entertainment for its Alibi, Drama and Dave channels and streamer UKTV Play.

For crime channel Alibi, UKTV has secured the rights to Alaska Daily (11×60’) and The Company You Keep (10×60’).

Starring Hilary Swank, Alaska Daily follows a disgraced reporter who leaves behind her high-profile New York life to join a local newspaper in Alaska.

The Company You Keep, meanwhile, is based on South Korean broadcaster KBS’s My Fellow Citizens and follows the romance between a con man and undercover CIA officer.

For its Drama channel, UKTV has picked up A Small Light (8×60’), which tells the true story of Miep Gies, the young secretary who hid Otto Frank, father of Anne, and his family from the Nazis in Amsterdam during the Second World War.

UKTV has also acquired Mike (8×30’), a limited series exploring the controversial story of boxer Mike Tyson, for entertainment channel Dave. The show comes from creator and screenwriter Steven Rogers and showrunner Karin Gist.

Bound for UKTV Play are all seven seasons of Sons of Anarchy (92×60’) and all five seasons of Brothers & Sisters (109×60’).

Sons of Anarchy ran on FX from 2008 until 2014 and follows the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club. Brothers & Sisters aired on ABC from 2006 to 2011 and centres on a family living in California.


Please wait...