American drama Scorpion is to air in the UK on ITV2.

CBS Studios International and ITV2 have signed a deal for the exclusive, first window broadcast and VOD rights in the UK for the new high-octane drama, Scorpion. The show will launch on ITV2 later this autumn.

“We are thrilled to be working with ITV to bring Scorpion’s unique and action packed storylines to British audiences. “Scorpion will undoubtedly add sizzle to ITV2’s schedule this autumn.” – Stephen Tague, Senior Vice President, Europe for CBS Studios International

Starring Elyes Gabel, Robert Patrick and Katharine McPhee, the series is inspired by the true story of eccentric genius Walter O’Brien and his team of brilliant misfits, who comprise the last line of defence against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age.

The drama also boasts a creative team who have been behind some of the world’s biggest film franchises recently, including Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci, who wrote the new Star Trek films, the Transformers films and the box-office smash, Amazing Spider-Man 2. Behind the camera is Justin Lin, the dynamic director of the Fast and Furious franchise.

“ITV2 is delighted to be showing Scorpion. We think this fun, action-packed drama about a group of misfit masterminds is a perfect fit for our young audience. Its incredibly strong premiere on CBS in the States is just the start we had hoped for.” – Angela Jain, ITV’s Director of Digital Channels and Acquisitions

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