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UKTV adds Endeavor, WarnerMedia dramas

Taylor Kitsch in Waco

UK multichannel broadcaster UKTV has picked up a pair of US miniseries from Endeavor Content and WarnerMedia.

Waco and I Am the Night will both air on UKTV crime channel Alibi later this year.

Starring Taylor Kitsch (True Detective, Friday Night Lights) and Michael Shannon (Little Drummer Girl, The Shape of Water), Waco dramatises the FBI’s 51-day siege upon a compound belonging to David Koresh’s religious sect the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas, in 1993. The resulting gun battle and fire caused the deaths of 76 people.

Kitsch, Shannon, Salvadore Stabile, John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle exec produced the six-part miniseries, which originally aired on US cablenet Paramount Network. It will debut on Alibi this summer following a deal between the broadcaster and the show’s distributor, Endeavor Content.

Fellow six-parter I Am the Night, meanwhile, first aired on US pay TV network TNT. Starring Chris Pine (Wonder Woman, Star Trek) and inspired by true events, it tells the story of a teenage girl who was given away at birth. While investigating her past, she is led to a disgraced reporter and an LA gynaecologist who is involved in some of Hollywood’s darkest debauchery – and possibly its most infamous unsolved crime, the Black Dahlia murder.

Written by Sam Sheridan (A Fighter’s Heart, The Disaster Diaries), I Am the Night was directed by Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman, Monster), Carl Franklin (House of Cards, Homeland) and Victoria Mahoney (Claws). Jenkins and Sheridan also exec produced alongside Michael Sugar (13 Reasons Why, Spotlight) and Pine. It was produced by Turner’s Studio T and is distributed by WarnerMedia.

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