US dramas coming to Sky 1
Sky 1 has picked up the UK rights to air US dramas, The Flash, Forever and The Last Ship in a deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution.
From the creative team behind hit series Arrow, The Flash follows the high-speed adventures of the fastest man alive. Grant Gustin (Glee) plays Central City Police scientist Barry Allen who has been standing still emotionally since the day his mother was murdered and his father unjustly jailed for the crime. But when an unexpected and devastating accident at the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator facility strikes Barry, he finds himself suddenly charged with the incredible power to move at super speeds. Barry sets out to use his newfound superhero powers to stop crime. Working alongside his adopted father Detective West (Jesse L. Martin), Barry uses his superhuman abilities to help the people of Central City and stop the rogues’ gallery of villains, many of whom have also been altered by the particle accelerator explosion.
What would you do if you had all the time in world? Forever, sees Dr Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd, Fantastic Four), a star New York City medical examiner, embark on a journey to answer that looming question. Henry has a vested interest in studying the dead – he is immortal and only his best friend and confidant, Abe (Judd Hirsch, Taxi) knows his secret – he hasn’t aged at all since the clock stopped 200 years ago. Henry’s affliction becomes increasingly difficult to hide when he meets recently widowed NYPD detective Jo Martinez (Alana De La Garza, Law & Order) who is fascinated by Henry after learning he was the sole survivor of a horrific train crash – and his knowledge proves extremely helpful to her in solving crimes. Living through two centuries lends an expert eye to Henry’s professional work, but it also leads to many personal questions; will he ever discover why he can’t die and will Jo figure out who Henry really is?
Adam MacDonald, Director of Sky 1 HD commented: “I am delighted to announce that The Flash and Forever are coming to Sky 1, adding to our portfolio of energetic US dramas. The Flash is a natural partner to Arrow and is sure to be popular with families who are fans of the comic book format and the mesmerising otherworldly drama, Forever, completes a double of quality series that I’m proud to be airing on the channel.”
Ten-part Post-apocalyptic drama series, The Last Ship from blockbuster filmmaker Michael Bay (Transformers), is based on the best-selling novel by William Brinkley. An action-packed military thriller starring Eric Dane (Grey’s Anatomy) and British actress Rhona Mitra (Strike Back).
The series opens with a global pandemic that has nearly decimated the world’s population. After four months of radio silence in remote Antarctica, the crew of the U.S.S. Nathan James is heading home with microbiologist Rachel Scott (Rhona Mitra), the only person who might hold the key to stopping the virus. But the crew and its captain (Dane) must wrestle with the reality of their miraculous existence in a world where they are among the few remaining survivors. Their last mission is the world’s only hope – stay alive until a cure is found, for our future, our families and for all humanity.
Adam MacDonald, Director of Sky 1 HD commented: “The Last Ship delivers the gripping, edge of your seat viewing that Sky 1 customers love and the even better news is that they don’t have to wait long to start watching.”
The series has already been renewed for a second 13-episode run.
The Flash, Forever and Series 1 of The Last Ship will all air in 2014.