The 18×60’ drama, produced by ABC Studios, stars Cobie Smulders (Avengers, How I Met Your Mother) as Dex and Jake Johnson (New Girl) as ex-felon Grey, Dex’s closest friend. The series will air on Alibi in the Spring.
Stumptown was adapted for TV after the success of the 2009 graphic novel series of the same name. Writer Jason Richman produces the series with Ruben Fleischer, David Bernad, the graphic novel author Greg Rucka, and graphic novel illustrators Matthew Southworth and Justin Greenwood.
The deal was brokered by UKTV’s head of acquisitions Emma Sparks and Disney Media Distribution. She commented: “I am thrilled to have acquired a new scripted package from Disney Media Distribution, including the hit US crime series Stumptown, starring Cobie Smulders. The deal confirms Alibi’s commitment to US acquisitions bringing exclusive new content and successful returning series.”
Dayna Donaldson, VP, media distribution, Disney UK & Ireland, and Nordics, added: “We are so pleased to partner with UKTV, strengthening our relationship with the broadcaster to bring successful crime drama Stumptown to UK viewers. We look forward to hearing the reaction from UKTV viewers about the hit show.”
As part of the Disney Media Distribution deal, UKTV has also picked up a third series of Harrow, starring Ioan Gruffudd and Reef Break, a 13-episode crime drama series.