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UK's CHANNEL 4 PICKS UP SPT DRAMA TIMELESS


London, 17 October 2016 – Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has sold time travel drama Timeless to the UK’s Channel  4, which will air the series on E4. 

Timeless debuted confidently on NBC in the US with 11.1m viewers, ranking as the #1 series premiere of the week with Adults 18-44, outperforming new drama Conviction on ABC and CW’s new shows No Tomorrow and Frequency, as well as returning series Arrow and The Flash

Timeless has also been picked up by broadcaster OSN across the Middle East.  In Europe, the series has been acquired by Spain’s Moviestar, AXN in Portugal, as well as Fox in Italy.

In the Asia-Pacific region, the series has been picked up by AXN in Japan, Viacom 18’s Colors Infinity in India and Sohu has secured Timeless exclusively in China.

Keith LeGoy, President, Distribution, SPT, said: “Timeless offers viewers a thrilling and boisterous ride through time to revisit some of the most pivotal moments in our collective history. It’s brilliantly written and produced - a show with truly global appeal.”

Timeless was created by Eric Kripke (Revolution, Supernatural), Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and the producers of The Blacklist, and follows a group of unlikely heroes thrust into the adventure of their lives. Chasing a mysterious group of criminals through time and encountering some of the most seminal moments in history, the group attempts to thwart a dark conspiracy that is a threat to all of humanity.

The drama stars Abigail Spencer (Rectify), Matt Lanter (90210), Malcolm Barrett (Hurt Locker), Goran Visnjic (ER), Sakina Jaffrey (The Mindy Project), Paterson Joseph (The Leftovers), Susanna Thompson (Arrow), and Claudia Doumit (Scandal).

Sony Pictures Television will shop the series to international buyers at this week’s Mipcom, alongside scripted titles including Blacklist: Redemption, Notorious, Kevin Can Wait and The Halcyon

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Contact:
Saskia Wirth
Director, Communications (EMEA)
+44 (207) 533-1363
saskia_wirth@spe.sony.com

About Sony Pictures Television

Sony Pictures Television (www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. In addition to its US production business, SPT has 18 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 11 countries and also maintains offices in 31 countries. SPT’s worldwide television networks portfolio includes 150 channel feeds available in 178 countries, reaching more than 1.3 billion cumulative households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages the studio’s premium streaming network, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns US production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of the cable channel Game Show Network (GSN). SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT’s syndicated series as well as the Rural Media Group and DoctorOZ.com.