Wednesday, 17 August 2011

RINGER comes to Sky Living

Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Sky Living have announced their acquisition of The CW's upcoming 13-episode drama Ringer, which was originally produced for CBS before they passed on the project.

The show stars Buffy's Sarah Michelle Gellar as a woman on the run called Bridget, who escapes her dangerous life by posing as her affluent twin sister Siobhan, unaware her missing sibling was leading an equally hazardous existence. Ioan Gruffud (The Fantastic Four) co-stars as Siobhan's suspicious husband, together with Nestor Carbonell (Lost).

Owing to a multi-year deal with CBS Studios International, Sky will be airing the show shortly after its US premiere.

Louisa Forsyth, BSkyB Acquisitions Manager:

"Securing Ringer exclusively for Sky Living demonstrates yet again our commitment to owning the very best in primetime US drama. The combination of impeccable casting with the TV legend that is Sarah Michelle Geller and seasoned British actor Ioan Gruffudd, coupled with the show's edgy suspense will ensure that viewers, and especially Buffy fans, are certainly in for a treat this autumn."
Stephen Tague, Senior VP of CBS Studios in Europe:

"Ringer is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated new shows of the season, by Sarah Michelle Gellar's avid global fanbase and critics, as well as eager new viewers. We're thrilled to bring this thrilling and suspenseful series to the UK audience."
While still unavailable to the majority of people via Freeview, I'm glad Ringer is coming to the UK on a channel more people have than Sky1 and Sky Atlantic. That's a relief. Now let's hope it's good. I've heard mixed things about the script and pilot.

RINGER premieres in the US on 13 September. Sky Living's premiere has yet to be announced.