Damien Molony heading down under – SUSPECTS to air in Australia

© Channel 5

© Channel 5

Australia watch out – Top cop team DS Jack Weston (Damien), DI Martha Bellamy (Fay Ripley) and DC Charlie Steele (Clare-Hope Ashitey) are heading down under!

FremantleMedia International have announced a multi-series deal with Australia’s free-to-air network Channel Seven, for the first four series of Suspects.

An original drama created by Newman Street (part of Fremantle Media UK) for Channel 5, Suspects landed on UK TV screens early 2014 and has received critical acclaim since its premiere. The show has just completed its third series, securing over 1m viewers as well as performing above Channel 5’s weekday 10pm slot average.

Alongside the three lead actors playing the detectives in CID 1, a host of stellar guest stars from popular UK drama have appeared as their ‘suspects’ across the threes series, all actors improvising spontaneous dialogue within a framework of gripping cases and investigations, providing uniquely immersive, compelling, edge-of-the-seat viewing.

Paul Ridley, the Senior Exec VP of Sales & Distribution for Asia Pacific at FremantleMedia International said, “Suspects is a real game changer on the UK drama scene. With a fast pace, high tension storylines and a stellar cast – the series is set to be addictive viewing.”

Brook Hall, Head of Scheduling – Digital Channels at Seven said, “Suspects is an exciting addition to 7TWO’s dominant UK drama slate. We expect Australian audiences will embrace premiere episodes of this addictive new crime drama.”

We can’t wait for the Australian audience to meet Weston, Bellamy and Steele and hope it is the first of many international deals for our favourite crime drama.

Suspects is series-produced by Kara Manley for Newman Street (part of FremantleMedia UK), and co-created and executive-produced by Paul Marquess for Channel 5.


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