Sky UK among buyers of Ryan Murphy’s Fox drama 9-1-1

Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution has licensed its high rating cop series 9-1-1 in over 100 countries, including to Sky Living and Now TV in the UK and Ireland.

Since its debut this January in the US, 9-1-1 has become the best-rated scripted series on Fox, according to the company.

The series, created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, reimagines the procedural drama as it explores high-pressure experiences of police officers, paramedics and firefighters who are thrust into frightening and shocking situations.

9-1-1’s appeal as a one-hour procedural drama has also translated internationally, particularly for free TV broadcasters.

In addition to the UK and Ireland, the series has been licensed in Canada, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Belgium, Russia, Sweden, Poland, Finland, Norway, Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Czech Republic, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, India, the Philippines and Central and Latin America.

“Developed by one of our industry’s strongest creative teams with an award-winning cast, 9-1-1 proves the audience demand for compelling procedural dramas remains incredibly high,” said Gina Brogi, president of global distribution at TCFTD.

“9-1-1 is yet another great example of how our global sales team can strategically take a solid US procedural and position it to be an international hit in a highly competitive marketplace.”

The deals come after 9-1-1 creator Murphy announced he was exiting Fox for a new deal at Netflix.

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