Channel 5 Secures Hot US Acquisiton

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Channel 5 has secured exclusive UK TV rights to hit US mini-series Hatfields & McCoys through a deal with Sony Pictures Television (SPT). 
 
The star studded drama saw record breaking ratings in the US to become the most-watched broadcast on cable, (excluding sports) averaging 14 million viewers and saw History Channel achieve its highest ratings ever.
 
The Hatfield-McCoy saga revolves around “Devil” Anse Hatfield (Kevin Costner) and Randall McCoy (Bill Paxton) - close friends and comrades during the Civil War who later become sworn enemies with devastating consequences. 
 
Commenting on the deal, Channel 5’s Head of Acquisitions, Katie Keenan said: “Hatfield and McCoys will be a great addition to our autumn line-up and further cement Channel 5 as the most watched channel for US drama in the UK. Our viewers will love this gritty and gripping star studded drama.”
 
Hatfields and McCoys was produced for HISTORY in the US by Thinkfactory Media and distributed by Sony Pictures TV.