The series has been acquired for UKTV channel Alibi.
“We are really pleased to have acquired this exciting new thriller for Alibi as we continue to include the very best of international crime drama in our schedule. Our viewers are extremely discerning and The Gulf, with its unique take on a crime story set against the incredible backdrop of New Zealand, will have wide appeal.” – Daniel Thomas, Acquisitions Manager at UKTV
Recently launched at MIPCOM, German-New Zealand thriller The Gulf, centres around the moral disintegration of Detective Jess Savage, who finds herself caught between upholding the legal justice system and morality, as she investigates crimes on her home patch of Waiheke Island, New Zealand.
We are delighted that UKTV will be bringing this absorbing and original antipodean series to a UK audience – Banijay Rights
The Gulf originally commissioned for TV3 in New Zealand and ZDF in German will air on UKTV channel Alibi next year in a deal with distributor Banijay Rights.
Alibi is the only TV channel dedicated to crime drama, investigating the best selection from the genre and premiering hit series from around the world such as Harrow, Waco and I Am The Night.
Committed to UKTV Original series with guaranteed thrills, twists and turns, Alibi has commissioned Traces, starring Molly Windsor and Martin Compston, which will air later this year, and We Hunt Together for 2020.
Alibi: Sky 132/826, Virgin 126/200, BT 312/382, TalkTalk 312.
“We are delighted that UKTV will be bringing this absorbing and original antipodean series to a UK audience where I’m sure it will engage a new legion of drama fans looking for their next crime fix. The Gulf, co-produced by Banijay Group’s Screentime New Zealand, has launched in New Zealand and in Germany to much acclaim and is proving to be a very desirable drama property for us with further sales already in the pipeline.” – Chris Stewart, Commercial Director – Scripted, Banijay Rights