UKTV has announced the acquisition of drama series Briarpatch for its crime drama channel Alibi following a deal with NBCUniversal Global Distribution. The ten-part series is based on the Ross Thomas novel of the same name and stars Rosario Dawson and Alan Cumming.
Melanie Rumani, global head of acquisitions for UKTV, said: We’re thrilled to be working with NBCUniversal on this brilliant series. It’s exciting to see our slate of shows continue to grow and Briarpatch is a fantastic addition.
Emma Ayech, Alibi’s channel director added: We’ve had some brilliant US shows on Alibi in recent months, so it’s great to be adding the super stylish Briarpatch to the line-up for 2021. The series offers a real slice of escapism and sits perfectly alongside a range of UKTV Originals and classic British dramas that our viewers know and love.
Briarpatch will air on Alibi next year.