Sky has brought the UK TV rights to air CBS drama’s, Vegas and Elementary.
Sarah Wright, Controller of Acquisitions, Sky Entertainment said: “We are thrilled to be adding VEGAS and ELEMENTARY to the Sky portfolio.”
VEGAS will premiere on Sky Atlantic HDand stars Dennis Quaid (Far From Heaven) and Michael Chiklis (The Shield) in the drama inspired by the true story of former Las Vegas Sheriff Ralph Lamb, a fourth-generation rancher tasked with bringing order to the city in the 1960s. Lamb (Quaid) is tasked with looking into the murder of a casino work and comes across Vincent Savino (Chiklis), a ruthless Chicago gangster who plans to make Vegas his own.
The executive producers are Greg Walker (Without a Trace) Academy Award-nominated writer Nicholas Pileggi (Goodfellas), Arthur Sarkissian (Rush Hour), Cathy Konrad (Walk the Line) and Academy Award-nominated writer/director James Mangold (Walk the Line).
VEGAS also stars Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova) as Lamb’s brother, Jack, and Taylor Handley (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning) as his son, Dixon. Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix) plays the ambitious Assistant District Attorney, Katherine O’Connell.
ELEMENTARY will premiere on Sky Living HD in Autumn 2012. Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting) stars as Sherlock Holmes alongside Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels) as Dr Joan Watson is this modern-day take on the iconic detective series. The series is executive produced by Robert Doherty (Ringer), Sarah Timberman (Justified), Carl Beverly (Justified) and Michael Cuesta (Homeland).
Sherlock Holmes is taking on New York where, straight out of rehab, he’s been assigned to live with his worst nightmare sober coach, Dr Joan Watson. Holmes’ unsurpassed skills of deduction and Watson’s medical expertise come together to create a dream team for solving the NYPD’s most impossible cases.
ELEMENTARY also stars Aidan Quinn (Legends of the Fall) as Capt. Tobias “Toby” Gregson, who knows of Sherlock’s brilliance from previous experience at Scotland Yard and welcomes him as part of the NYPD team.
Stephen Tague, Senior Vice President Europe, CBS Studios International said: “ELEMENTARY and VEGAS were two of the most sought after shows during the Screenings, illustrating the continued strength and quality of CBS programming.”