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Ovation cheers on BBC drama ‘Blackout’

Christopher Eccleston stars in series bowing next month

Ovation has landed the U.S. premiere rights to BBC1 drama series “Blackout.”

Three hourlong episodes follow a corrupt, alcoholic city councilman who wakes up covered in blood and fears he may have killed a man while blacked out from booze. Christopher Eccleston stars as lead Daniel Demoys in a cast that includes Dervla Kirwan, Lyndsey Marshal and Andrew Scott.

Bill Gallagher penned the drama, while Tom Green helmed and Matthew Bird produced.

” ‘Blackout’ is a darkly moral story with plenty of plot twists and soul-searching by its protagonist,” said Kris Slava, senior veep of programming at Ovation. “We’re always on the lookout for compelling, artfully told dramas and this is a prime example.”

“Blackout” will bow Oct. 22 under the cabler’s “The Best You’ve Never Seen” banner. Skein is produced by Red Production Company, with Nicola Shindler exec producing for the shingle. Christopher Aird served as exec producer for BBC.

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