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Bolstering the content offering for its crime drama channel Alibi, UKTV has made two key acquisition in the form of dramas Waco and I Am the Night.

Waco UKTV Alibi 21May2019Starring Taylor Kitsch (True Detective), Michael Shannon (Little Drummer Girl), Andrea Riseborough (National Treasure) and John Leguizamo (Bloodline), Waco (6x60’) tells the story of the events of 28 February 1993 when the FBI conducted a raid on the small religious community led by charismatic cult leader David Koresh (Taylor Kitsch) and his devoted followers in the Texan town.

After what became the longest fiery gun battle in US law enforcement history, four agents and six civilians were left dead, and dozens more were wounded. 51 days later, a fire engulfed the com- pound, killing 76 men, women and children inside. The series looks at what really happened over those 51 days.

Waco will air on Alibi this summer and commenting on the purchase, channel director Emma Ayech said: “Waco is one of the most thrilling and tense series
I’ve seen in a long time. The performances from Taylor Kitsch and Michael Shannon are in a league of their own and bring out the previously unseen human side to this infamous story. We can’t wait for our viewers to see this Emmy-nominated event series as we continue to offer bold, new and exclusive stories for Alibi audiences.”

TNT’s series I Am the Night (6x60’) will arrive on Alibi later this year and stars Chris Pine (Wonder Woman, Star Trek) in a reunion with director Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman, Monster), who directs the first two episodes and also executive produces.

Inspired by true events, it is the story of a teenage girl who is given away at birth, and grows up outside of Reno, Nevada. Fauna lives more-or-less comfortably with the mysteries of her origin, until one day she makes a discovery that leads her to question everything. As she begins to investigate the secrets of her past, she meets a ruined reporter (Pine), haunted by the case that undid him.

Jenkins directs I Am the Night, which is written by Sam Sheridan (A Fighter’s Heart, The Disaster Diaries). The series is produced by Turner's Studio T, with Jenkins, Michael Sugar (13 Reasons Why, Spotlight), Pine and Sheridan serving as executive producers.