NBCUniversal International Networks has acquired crime drama “The Murders” across multiple European markets as well as for Africa, it announced Monday. The police procedural, which stars Jessica Lucas (pictured) will air from mid-2019 on Universal TV in the U.K. and Africa, and on 13thStreet in France, Germany, Spain, and Poland.
Created by Damon Vignale, the eight-part series follows a determined but fallible rookie homicide detective (Lucas) in Vancouver. After a fatal error on the job which costs the life of a fellow officer, she is driven to rectify her mistake and measure up to her late father, a highly decorated detective killed in the line of duty, searching for redemption in her investigations. Dylan Bruce, Lochlyn Muro, Terry Chen, Luvia Peterson, and Venus Terzo co-star.
Describing the show as “a gritty, character-driven crime drama,” Steve Patscheck, executive vice president of global programming, NBCUniversal International Networks, said: “’The Murders’ compelling themes and creative storytelling makes it an ideal fit for our international channel brands. We look forward to sharing this fast-paced series with audiences in Europe and Africa.”
“The Murders” is a Muse Entertainment original series in association with CityTV. Vignale serves as showrunner and executive producer, with Jesse Prupas, Michael Prupas, Shawn Williamson, Jamie Goehring, and Lucas also executive producing. Arielle Boisvert serves as producer. About Premium Content handles international sales.