The BSkyB-owned channel has closed an exclusive deal with Sony Pictures Television for the show, which was NBC’s highest rated pilot in more than a decade and considered among the top new US scripted series to come out of the LA Screenings.
The 13x60mins show follows the relationship of a rookie FBI profiler and criminal mastermind who gives himself up with a plan to hand over his rivals.
Though Sky Living is primarily a female-skewed channel, Blacklist has a female lead, Megan Boone, which should play to the channel’s demographic. It will launch the show in the autumn or winter.
Blacklist has already been snapped up by the likes of Shaw Media in Canada, Seven Network in Australia, RTL in Germany and TF1 in France.
“The Blacklist is an absolutely outstanding show with an exceptionally talented actor at its centre and will be the perfect addition to our brilliant existing series such as Elementary and Hannibal, as well as the UK original commissions that we are launching this autumn, such as The Face and Dracula,” said Sky Living director Antonia Hurford-Jones.
NBC will launch the show in September.