E4 buys Rush Hour series

Rush_HourUK broadcaster Channel 4 has acquired the US film-to-TV series Rush Hour.

The show will play on its youth-skewing E4 channel next year after Channel 4 bought the series from Warner Bros. International Television Distribution.

The broadcaster has also picked up Containment from Warner Bros.’ LA Screenings slate. The series is based on an Eyeworks-produced Belgian drama, Cordon, and follows events after the outbreak of a deadly epidemic.

Rush Hour is a TV version of the New Line movie franchise, which launched in 2008. It follows a maverick LAPD cop and his by-the-book Hong Kong counterpart, who are forced to work together.

Both series are 13x60mins. Rush Hour launches this fall on CBS, while Containment will be part of The CW’s new season schedule. Both shows are produced by Warner Bros.’ scripted division, Warner Bros TV.

Rush Hour was well-received by buyers at this year’s May Screenings.

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