UKTV has acquired three brand new US drama series from the ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group for leading crime drama channel Alibi – dark comedy Why Women Kill, psychological mystery series Evil, and political, family drama Tommy.
The deal was brokered by UKTV’s head of acquisitions Emma Sparks and ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group’s Matt Downer.
Sparks said: “It is a very exciting time for acquisitions at UKTV, and to be able to work with ViacomCBS on this great collection of content is just the beginning. Evil, Why Women Kill and Tommy are brilliant additions to the slate of shows we have acquired for Alibi this year.”
Emma Ayech, Alibi’s channel director added: “These shows are a great addition to the Alibi schedule, each series will hopefully give viewers a little escapism – from the brilliance of Edie Falco in Tommy to the dark comedy of Why Women Kill, and the mystery of Evil. These series continue to build the quality and breadth of drama that audiences can find on Alibi, perfectly complementing the British and US dramas, and UKTV Originals we’ve had on Alibi this year.”