Re: New and Upcoming UKTV
UKTV's Watch channel has ordered a 10 part drama from Tony Jordan.
Spooks and Hustle writer Tony Jordan has created a new 10-part series for UKTV’s flagship entertainment channel, Watch. Legion is the channel’s first original drama commission and will be produced by Jordan’s Red Planet Pictures.
Announcing the series, Jordan revealed it would follow criminologist Nathan Jones who, after learning the devastating news that his 10 year old daughter has an inoperable brain tumour, scours the globe in search of a possible treatment.
His desperate quest for a cure brings him to the very edge of humanity, forcing him into one last throw of the dice, making a deal with the Devil to save the life of his child.
When Nathan realises that he’s been tricked, he undertakes to renegotiate his contract by fighting the Devil’s work on earth wherever he finds it, ultimately leading him to a startling discovery – a revelation which will change the world as we know it forever…
Production will commence once UKTV and Red Planet to secure further production partners and confirm a location for the series.
Jordan described the series as his “ultimate passion project” and revealed the idea for the series “has sat in my bottom drawer just waiting for the right time and place for this story to be told.”
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