Good news for Stephen Moyer fans in the United Kingdom as they will now finally get to see his new series Shots Fired! We’re happy to say that The Fox Networks Group backed channel has secured the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights after striking a deal with sister company Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. Shots Fired, which is expected to launch on FOX UK in June, joining a slate of exclusive acquisitions at FOX UK that also includes The Walking Dead, Legion, Baskets, NCIS, Bull and American Dad.
The official date for Shots Fired to start is Sunday, June 4 at 9pm on FOX.
The cop shooting event series starring Sanaa Lathan (Boss), Stephan James (Selma), and of course, Stephen Moyer as Officer Breeland, depicts the dangerous aftermath of a police shooting when an African-American cop kills a white teen in Tennessee. Lathan plays an expert investigator who digs into the cases, alongside special prosecutor Preston Terry, played by Preston James. The pair are sent to the town by the Department of Justice and must navigate the media attention, public debate and the social unrest that comes with such volatile cases, as they seek justice before the divided town erupts.
Originally ordered to series by Fox state-side in December 2015 following a rash of real-life incidents in which various local police forces in the United States shot unarmed African Americans, Shots Fired is only expected to produce a single ten episode season. It is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Imagine Television and Undisputed Cinema and, in addition to Lathan and James, also stars Mack Wilds, Helen Hunt, Richard Dreyfuss and Stephen Moyer. Series co-creators Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood serve as executive producers alongside Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo.
“Shots Fired is a thrilling examination of police violence and racial injustice in America”, said Toby Etheridge, Head of Programming for Fox Networks Group UK. “Not just your average police procedural, Shots Fired asks thought-provoking questions confronting difficult social issues head on, whilst unravelling a conspiracy that will keep you enthralled and guessing until the final episode. Featuring an incredible A-list ensemble cast, Shots Fired is a premium must-see drama, only on FOX.”
FYI, Shots Fired” also airs in Australia on Mondays on Showcase.