Starring Rupert Grint (the Harry Potter films), Luke Pasqualino (“Skins”),
Dougray Scott (My Week with Marilyn), Lucien Laviscount (“Scream Queens”) and Marc Warren (“Doctor Who”)
London – 12 September 2017 – BT and AMC announced today that BT customers will be the first to see the acclaimed new TV drama “Snatch” starring Rupert Grint (the Harry Potter films) in the UK. The 10-episode original series will premiere on AMC in the UK on 31st October at 10pm, exclusively to BT customers. The full box set will also be available on demand to BT TV customers after the premiere.
“Snatch” was inspired by a real life heist in London and is based loosely on the wildly popular Guy Ritchie movie of the same name. The drama centres on a group of twenty-something, up-and-coming hustlers who stumble upon a truck load of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high stakes world of organised crime. They must quickly learn to navigate the treacherous waters of London’s underworld as rogue cops, gypsy fighters, international mobsters and local villains descend.
The series was critically acclaimed when it recently premiered in the US on Sony Pictures Television’s streaming service, Crackle.Variety called it “a punchy adventurous show” and praised its “young and talented cast”.People magazine said that “the reboot preserves the flashy grittiness of the 2000 crime caper but with a new generation of hucksters” and AV Club declared that the drama “will hit you like a ton of gold bricks”.
“Snatch” stars Rupert Grint (the Harry Potter films) as the intelligent but chaotic Charlie Cavendish, Luke Pasqualino (“Skins,” “The Musketeers”) as the smart, aspirational Albert Hill, Dougray Scott (“Desperate Housewives,” My Week with Marilyn) as Vic Hill and Juliet Aubrey (Iris, “The White Queen”) as Lilly Hill, Albert’s criminal parents. Lucien Laviscount (“Scream Queens,” The Bye Bye Man) also stars as Billy Ayres, a wingman to Albert who is rough around the edges. Additionally, Marc Warren (“The Good Wife,” “Doctor Who,”) stars as crooked cop Bob Fink and Stephanie Leonidas (“Whitechapel,” Mirromask) is the assertive Chloe Kohn, femme fatale in waiting. The series was created and executive produced by Alex De Rakoff (writer/director of Dead Man Running and The Calcium Kid).
The series will be available free of charge in the UK to BT customers on the AMC channel, number 332 on BT TV, and to BT Sport Pack subscribers on Sky channel 192. AMC is also available in HD on both BT TV and Sky with an HD subscription1.
“‘Snatch” is the latest premiere on AMC, which offers an exciting range of top dramas including “Fear the Walking Dead,” “The Son,” “Better Call Saul” and “Halt and Catch Fire”.
“Snatch” is produced and distributed by Sony Pictures Television.
About AMC Global
AMC Global, a business unit of AMC Networks International, commemorates favourite films from every genre and decade and showcases acclaimed first run original programming to bring audiences something deeper, something richer, Something More. The network has created some of the most award-winning series of the past decade that have re-defined dramatic storytelling. In addition to being widely distributed throughout North America, AMC is available in over 125 countries. AMC Global is a premier entertainment destination that is available in HD and SD and across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.
About AMC Networks International – UK
AMC Networks International – UK is a leading international broadcaster and distributor of eleven thematic television channels across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The diverse portfolio includes AMC, SundanceTV, Eva, Extreme Sports Channel and MGM Channel together with joint venture and partnership channels: Outdoor Channel, plus CBS Drama, CBS Action, CBS Reality, CBS Europa and Horror Channel with CBS Studios International. The consolidated and joint venture channels reach audiences in more than 160 million homes across over 140 countries and in 26 languages.
AMC Networks International – UK is a business unit of AMC Networks International which delivers entertaining and acclaimed programming to Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. For more information, visit: www.amcnetworks.com/amcni.
About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to managing one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, SPT is home to a thriving US production business and operates 18 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 12 countries around the world. Sony Pictures Television is a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company.
BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed-mobile products and services. BT consists of six customer-facing lines of business: Consumer, EE, Business and Public Sector, Global Services, Wholesale and Ventures, and Openreach.
For the year ended 31 March 2017, BT Group’s reported revenue was £24,062m with reported profit before taxation of £2,354m.
British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.
For more information, visit www.btplc.com