Foxtel has picked up supernatural series The Gates which is airing on the US ABC Network.
The synopsis for the series is: “Nick Monohan and his family move from Chicago to a quiet, upscale planned community called The Gates, where he will be chief of police. They soon realise that their neighbors are not who they seem to be. The Gates is filled with different beings such as vampires, witches, werewolves, and succubi. The parents at The Gates will protect their children from the outside world even if it means lying for their misdemeanours.”
Meanwhile it also acquires The Glades, the new police drama starring Australian Matt Passmore, and Ride-Along, the new drama starring another Aussie, Jason Clarke, opposite Jennifer Beals. The series is created by Shawn Ryan (The Shield, The Unit).
Update: It also acquires:
Neighbours From Hell, a half-hour animated sitcom featuring the Hellmans, a family of demons from the netherworld who are sent to Houston, Texas to sabotage a newly made superdrill, before a heartless mining corporation use it to drill all the way to hell.
Louie centres on comedian Louie C.K. and is an autobiographical series that is a mix of sketches and stand-up comedy, with Louie telling jokes interspersed with vignettes starring C.K. as himself, a middle-aged, divorced father of two young girls, trying to navigate his daily life in New York City.
Foxtel’s Director of Television Brian Walsh said, “This years LA Screenings produced some of the most diverse and compelling television in some time. I am delighted that we have secured some of the best picks from Hollywood.
“20th Century Fox is a prolific producer of some of the most awarded and critically acclaimed television series of all time and this year, they have delivered once again.”
Foxtel also obtained Lonestar starring Jon Voight.
Source: The Australian