U.K.'s Sky1 Acquires ABC Drama 'Last Resort'

9:10 AM PST 10/17/2012 by Georg Szalai

The network has struck a deal with Sony Pictures Television, which has sold the Andre Braugher submarine show to more than 100 territories.

LONDON - BSkyB's Sky1 has acquired U.K. rights for ABC drama Last Resort in a deal with Sony Pictures Television.

Financial details weren't disclosed.

Sony Pictures Television has sold Last Resort, created by Shawn Ryan (The Shield, The Unit) and Karl Gajdusek (Dead Like Me), to more than 100 territories worldwide.

The Sky 1 deal was negotiated by Lucy Criddle, acquisitions manager at Sky. “Last Resort is a tense, edge-of-your-seat thriller, and I’m confident that it will resonate with our customers," she said. "It’s great to be continuing our partnership with SPT on another exemplary piece of television drama.”

Andre Braugher stars as Captain Marcus Chaplin, the captain of a U.S. nuclear submarine who questions an order to fire nuclear missiles. As a result, his team become fugitives.

Said Kylie Munnich, Sony Pictures Television’s senior vp, distribution, UK, Ireland and Africa: “We’re thrilled that Sky will become the U.K. base for the USS Colorado and its crew. With the creative authority of Shawn Ryan and Karl Gajdusek behind the helm, Last Resort is on course to take Sky audiences on a terrific adventure!”

Last Resort is produced by Middkid Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television.

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