Quebecor Content scores Frequency and Lethal Weapon from Warner Bros. International Television
MONTREAL, November 10, 2016 – Quebecor Content announced today that it acquired the rights to two new eagerly anticipated series from Warner Bros. International Television Distribution: Frequency and Lethal Weapon, both excellent examples of the high quality series Quebecor Content has acquired recently through its ongoing partnership with Warner.
"We're always looking for the very best new programming for our viewers," commented Yann Paquet, Vice-President, Acquisitions & Partnerships, Quebecor Content. "Warner has set new standards of excellence once again and we're very excited to be bringing these two new series to viewers in Québec." The newly acquired series will be aired across Quebecor's various platforms which will be announced shortly.
In 1996, NYPD Officer Frank Sullivan leaves his daughter, Raimy, and his wife, Julie, to go deep undercover, where he falls into corruption and gets himself killed. Now, 20 years later, Raimy, a police officer herself, is stunned when a voice suddenly crackles through her father's old ham radio—it's Frank, transmitting over the airwaves across the decades. Now father and daughter have reunited on a frequency only they can hear, but can they rewrite the story of their lives without risking everyone they love?
Frequency is a fantastic/mystery drama series based on the New Line film and was created and produced by Jeremy Carver and Lin Pictures with Warner Bros. Television, and distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. International Television. The cast includes Peyton List as Raimy Sullivan, Riley Smith as Frank Sullivan, Mekhi Phifer as Satch Rayna, Anthony Ruivivar as Stan Marano, Lenny Jacobson as Gordo and Devin Kelley as Julie Sullivan.
Combining action and drama with friendship and humor, Lethal Weapon reboots the hit movie franchise as it follows the classic cop duo Riggs and Murtaugh, who are working a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles. Grief-stricken after the loss of his young wife and unborn child, ex-Navy SEAL-turned-detective Martin Riggs moves to California to “start over” at the LAPD. He’s paired up with Roger Murtaugh, who’s just coming back after a near-fatal heart attack. Riggs’ penchant for diving headfirst into the line of fire immediately clashes with Murtaugh’s prudent, by-the-book technique. It’s clear from the moment they meet, this partnership could be lethal.
Lethal Weapon, the series, is based on the film by Shane Black, and developed by Matt Miller, Executive Produced by Matt Miller, Dan Lin, Jennifer Gwartz and McG and distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. International Television. The cast includes Emmy Award Nominee Damon Wayans (My Wife and Kids, In Living Color) as Roger Murtaugh, Clayne Crawford (Rectify) as Martin Riggs, Jordana Brewster as Dr. Maureen Cahill, Keesha Sharp as Trish Murtaugh, Kevin Rahm as Captain Brooks Avery and Johnathan Fernandez as Scorsese.