Michelle Clancy | 23-08-2013
UKTV has announced the acquisition of scripted crime drama King & Maxwell from CBS Studios International, which will premiere exclusively in the UK on Alibi, a network devoted to crime drama.
The series is based on the books of best-selling author David Baldacci and stars Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn as private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell. Both are former Secret Service agents, who now use their unique skills and supreme connections to outsmart the bad guys and surpass conventional law enforcement.
"Alibi's loyal viewers love fast-paced, deductive narratives and the smart rapport between the lead characters will immediately appeal to them," said Alibi's general manager, Steve Hornsey. "The channel has proven success with best-selling book-based adaptations, and we're delighted to add David Baldacci's King & Maxwell to the content mix."
King & Maxwell (10x60'), which is scheduled for Q1 2014, was produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Shane Brennan Productions. Shane Brennan (NCIS: Los Angeles), who developed the series, serves as executive producer, alongside Grant Anderson (Third Watch) and Chris Downey (Leverage.) Karen Spiegel (Absolute Power) serves as producer and David Baldacci as series consultant.
"I am delighted to be continuing our successful partnership with CBS. King & Maxwell will complement Alibi's existing crime drama slate including Castle and Rizzoli & Isles and it is another example of UKTV premiering hit US content to our viewers first, ahead of other UK broadcasters," said Catherine Mackin, director of programme acquisitions at UKTV, who brokered the deal.
King & Maxwell will air on Alibi alongside popular US drama acquisitions Rizzoli & Isles, Castle and Body of Proof. Alibi reaches five million individuals every month.