ITV ANNOUNCE NEW DEAL WITH WARNER BROS. FOR AMERICAN TV SHOWS
ITV has struck a new agreement with Warner Bros. Discovery International Television Distribution to bring a raft of popular American TV series to the free-to-air platform in the UK.
Content launching on ITVX in late 2022 and early 2023 includes two DC dramas: Arrow, starring Stephen Amell as the titular vigilante superhero, and all five seasons of Gotham, which stars Ben McKenzie as Detective Gordon and David Mazouz as the young Bruce Wayne.
All eight series of the ever-popular The Vampire Diaries, starring Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, and Ian Somerhalder, and all five series of spin-off supernatural drama The Originals, starring Joseph Morgan, will also be available to stream for free on the service in early 2023.
All ten series of the DC drama Smallville, starring Tom Welling as a teenaged Clark Kent before he embraces his powers and understands his true calling as Superman, and all twelve series of popular sitcom Two and a Half Men, starring Charlie Sheen (seasons 1–8), Jon Cryer, and Ashton Kutcher (seasons 9–12) complete the new additions and will be made available this December.
The deal was negotiated by ITV Head of Content Acquisitions Sasha Breslau and Controller of Acquisitions, Rights and Regulatory, Jonathan Vandermeer.