U.K.’s Five takes Warner package

Deal includes 'Dark Blue,' 'Blade,' 'Human Target'

LONDON — U.K. terrestrial web Five, recently bought by Richard Desmond’s Northern and Shell, has acquired a new TV series and movie package from Warner Bros.

Deal gives the web exclusive terrestrial and digital rights to the third season of “The Mentalist,” while digital sister web, Five USA, has picked up “Dark Blue” from Jerry Bruckheimer Television.

Skein stars Dylan McDermott as Carter Shaw, part of an undercover police team.

Five USA will also air “Blade: The Series,” based on the movie trilogy of the same name.

Five’s other digital channel, Fiver, is to screen action series “Human Target,” featuring Mark Valley as Christopher Chance, a mysterious security agent who assumes different identities.

The movie package features U.K. terrestrial premieres of “300,” “Beowulf,” “10,000 BC” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” plus other films including “The Matrix” trilogy, “The Last Samurai,” “The Perfect Storm” and “Miss Congeniality.”

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