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Disney Entertainment for Alibi, Drama, Dave and UKTV Play


Disney Entertainment for Alibi, Drama, Dave and UKTV Play

Six shows are coming to UKTV output…

UKTV has secured the rights to air eleven episodes of Alaska Daily and ten editions of The Company You Keep on its crime channel Alibi, A Small Light, of eight episodes, on its free-to-air channel Drama, Mike, another eight-part series, on the entertainment channel Dave and all seven series of Sons of Anarchy – ninty-two-episodes -and all five series of Brothers and Sisters – one-hundred-and-nine editions – for its streaming service UKTV Play.

A Small Light is set to air on Drama in May, Alaska Daily and The Company You Keep are set to air on Alibi this Summer, and Mike will transmit on Dave later in the year. Brothers and Sisters will launch on UKTV Play in late spring and Sons of Anarchy will be added to the service in the summer.

From the mind of Tom McCarthy, Alaska Daily stars Hilary Swank as Eileen Fitzgerald, a recently disgraced reporter who leaves her high-profile New York life behind to join a daily metro newspaper in Anchorage on a journey to find both personal and professional redemption.

In The Company You Keep, a night of passion leads to love between con man Charlie (Milo Ventimiglia) and undercover CIA officer Emma, who are unknowingly on a collision course professionally. While Charlie ramps up the family business with sights set on getting out for good, Emma works to close in on the vengeful criminal who holds Charlie’s family debts in hand — forcing them to reckon with the lies they’ve told so they can save themselves and their families from disastrous consequences. The series is based on the Korean Broadcasting System series entitled My Fellow Citizens.

Based on a true story, A Small Light follows Miep Gies, a young, carefree secretary who hid Otto Frank and his family from the Nazis in World War II. For nearly two years, Miep and her husband Jan protected the Franks and others while she held down a day job, kept her marriage intact and shouldered more responsibility than anyone could imagine. While millions are familiar with Anne Frank’s diary and her family’s life in the Secret Annex, A Small Light is the lesser-known story of how an ordinary secretary showed extraordinary courage during one of the darkest moments in history.

Mike, which comes from creator/screenwriter Steven Rogers and the team behind “I, Tonya” and showrunner Karin Gist, Executive Producer of “Our Kind of People,” explores the dynamic and controversial story of Mike Tyson. The eight-episode limited series explores the tumultuous ups and downs of Tyson’s boxing career and personal life – from being a beloved global athlete to a pariah and back again. Focusing the lens on Mike Tyson, the series examines class in America, race in America, fame and the power of media, misogyny, the wealth divide, the promise of the American Dream and ultimately our own role in shaping Mike’s story. Mike is an unauthorized and no-holds-barred look at the life of Mike Tyson- and it is one wild ride.

FX’s Sons of Anarchy is an adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones about a notorious outlaw motorcycle club intent on protecting their sheltered small town against encroaching drug dealers, corporate developers and overzealous law officers. The club is equally determined to protect their ruthless and illegally thriving arms business. Charlie Hunnam stars as Jackson ‘Jax’ Teller, a man whose love for the brotherhood is tested by his growing apprehension for its lawlessness. Katey Sagal stars as Gemma Teller Morrow, Jax’s force-of-nature mother, who along with Ron Perlman as Clarance ‘Clay’ Morrow, Jax’s stepfather and MC president, have their own darker vision for the club.

Family is everything in Brothers and Sisters. Just take a look at the Walkers – they lead very different lives and may seem dysfunctional, but at the root of it, they are always there for each other – whether it’s a family tragedy, professional misadventure or personal triumph. Sally Field is Nora, the strong matriarch, who taps into strength she never knew she had and discovers new ways to bring everyone together as a family.

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