You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

BSkyB nabs ‘Awake’

Jason Isaacs starrer to play on Sky Atlantic

LONDON — Paybox BSkyB has nabbed exclusive U.K. rights to 20th Century Fox TV Distribution’s high-concept skein “Awake” for its Sky Atlantic web.

Show stars Jason Isaacs (“Harry Potter,” “Case Histories”) as a detective who finds himself caught between two realities following a car crash.

In one version of events, the character played by Isaacs, detective Michael Britten, is widowed but his son has survived. In the other, his son is dead but his wife remains alive.

Though traumatised by his situation, Britten finds that living in two parallel worlds enables him to solve crimes that would otherwise be impossible to crack.

Awake” is produced by 20th Century Fox and is exec produced by Kyle Killen (“Lone Star”), Jeffrey Reiner (“Friday Night Lights”) and Howard Gordon (“Homeland” and “24”).

Show will air on Sky Atlantic, whose flagship series include “Mad Men” and “Game of Thrones,” this spring.

“Awake” recently bowed favorably on NBC in the U.S.

More TV

  • This Is Us Season 2

    Delayed Viewing Ratings: 8 of Top 25 Shows Double in Week 6

    LONDON — Paybox BSkyB has nabbed exclusive U.K. rights to 20th Century Fox TV Distribution’s high-concept skein “Awake” for its Sky Atlantic web. Show stars Jason Isaacs (“Harry Potter,” “Case Histories”) as a detective who finds himself caught between two realities following a car crash. In one version of events, the character played by Isaacs, […]

  • Jason Blum

    NBCUniversal Cable Orders Pilot for Supernatural Thriller Series With Jason Blum Producing

    LONDON — Paybox BSkyB has nabbed exclusive U.K. rights to 20th Century Fox TV Distribution’s high-concept skein “Awake” for its Sky Atlantic web. Show stars Jason Isaacs (“Harry Potter,” “Case Histories”) as a detective who finds himself caught between two realities following a car crash. In one version of events, the character played by Isaacs, […]

  • Charlie Rose Sexual Misconduct

    CBS, PBS, Bloomberg Suspend Charlie Rose Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

    LONDON — Paybox BSkyB has nabbed exclusive U.K. rights to 20th Century Fox TV Distribution’s high-concept skein “Awake” for its Sky Atlantic web. Show stars Jason Isaacs (“Harry Potter,” “Case Histories”) as a detective who finds himself caught between two realities following a car crash. In one version of events, the character played by Isaacs, […]

  • Seth Meyers NBC scripted shows

    Seth Meyers Nears Deal to Host Golden Globe Awards (EXCLUSIVE)

    LONDON — Paybox BSkyB has nabbed exclusive U.K. rights to 20th Century Fox TV Distribution’s high-concept skein “Awake” for its Sky Atlantic web. Show stars Jason Isaacs (“Harry Potter,” “Case Histories”) as a detective who finds himself caught between two realities following a car crash. In one version of events, the character played by Isaacs, […]

  • Anthony Edwards

    Fellow Actor Backs Anthony Edwards Molestation Claims Against Producer Gary Goddard

    LONDON — Paybox BSkyB has nabbed exclusive U.K. rights to 20th Century Fox TV Distribution’s high-concept skein “Awake” for its Sky Atlantic web. Show stars Jason Isaacs (“Harry Potter,” “Case Histories”) as a detective who finds himself caught between two realities following a car crash. In one version of events, the character played by Isaacs, […]

  • Fox News

    After Shareholder Complaints, 21st Century Fox Sets Workplace Council at Fox News

    LONDON — Paybox BSkyB has nabbed exclusive U.K. rights to 20th Century Fox TV Distribution’s high-concept skein “Awake” for its Sky Atlantic web. Show stars Jason Isaacs (“Harry Potter,” “Case Histories”) as a detective who finds himself caught between two realities following a car crash. In one version of events, the character played by Isaacs, […]

  • American Music Awards Alessia Cara

    American Music Awards: What You Didn't See on TV

    LONDON — Paybox BSkyB has nabbed exclusive U.K. rights to 20th Century Fox TV Distribution’s high-concept skein “Awake” for its Sky Atlantic web. Show stars Jason Isaacs (“Harry Potter,” “Case Histories”) as a detective who finds himself caught between two realities following a car crash. In one version of events, the character played by Isaacs, […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content