Universal Networks International announced Wednesday that the Electric Entertainment-produced TV series “The Librarians” is coming to Universal Channel in over 100 countries.
The show’s worldwide debut will come within 24 hours of the U.S. premiere on TNT in December. Universal Channel viewers in Australia, Asia, Europe and Latin America will all be able to tune in to the new series timed to the U.S. premiere.
Based on the TNT TV movie franchise “The Librarian,” the 10-episode drama series features “Falling Skies” actor Noah Wyle reprising his role from the movie series alongside Rebecca Romijn and a cast that includes Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin — who appeared in the original series — as well as John Larroquette, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth and Matt Frewer.
The show centers on an ancient organization hidden beneath Gotham’s Metropolitan Public Library, dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden around them.
“An action-adventure drama, driven by a group of both daring and quirky characters, ‘The Librarians’ is an exciting addition to Universal Channel’s programming line-up around the world,” UNI exec VP of programming Steve Patscheck said in a statement. “We are pleased to be a part of this brand new series that will be timed to air within 24 hours of the U.S. debut, giving international viewers immediate access to the all the action.”
“With ‘The Librarians’ we knew we had a great series on our hands and now, with Universal Networks International as our partner, we are thrilled that it will have the global reach and publicity it deserves,” said Electric’s head of international distribution Sonia Mehandjiyska.
“The Librarians” is exec produced by Wyle, Dean Devlin, John Rogers and Marc Roskin.