Channel 4 to air Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the UK
Start celebrating: Channel 4 has secured the UK rights to Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
UPDATE: Here's a link to the official press release confirming the news.
In addition to its original drama content (Black Mirror, Utopia, Misfits), Channel 4 is proving quite the tasteful magpie of international drama. Earlier this year, it bought us superlative French supernatural mystery series The Returned, and now? It's only secured the UK rights to Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., arguably the most anticipated new start US series of the year.
This is a piece of news we've been on tenterhooks waiting to hear, and frankly, it couldn't be better (well okay, a BBC acquisition would have meant no ads, but still, it's non-subscription UK channel).
Cannily spotted by the fine folk at Bleeding Cool was the following Tweet by Broadcast's Peter White: "Channel 4 has acquired Avengers spin-off Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D - read the full exclusive in Broadcast mag tomorrow." We will, Peter, and then we'll let you know all the salient bits and pieces. An air date certainly wouldn't go amiss...
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