Netflix nabs UK rights to The Night Shift
James R | On 27, Jun 2017
Netflix has nabbed the UK rights to US TV show The Night Shift.
The American medical drama about the Emergency Room at San Antonio Memorial Hospital, follows a group of ex-military medics who work the night shift at a hospital and do whatever it takes to help their patients. Using battlefield-tested medical skills, doctors clash with hospital bureaucrats who are more worried about the bottom line than the lives of their patients.
Starring Eoin Macken (Merlin, Centurion) as heartthrob Doctor T.C. Callahan – a former army combat doctor – the ensemble drama blends action, humour, and romance, as Callahan and the Night Shift team battle to save lives, and manage personal affairs almost as chaotic as the hospital itself. Ooo, matron.
The rest of the cast includes Jill Flint (Garden State), Ken Leung (Rush Hour), Brendan Fehr (Guardians of the Galaxy), and Robert Bailey Jr. (The Happening). The show is executive produced by Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah (Freaks and Geeks, Diary of a Wimpy Kid) and is produced by Sony Pictures Television.
The programme first aired in the UK on the Sony Channel, with Season 1 beginning in January 2016. Now, though, Netflix has stolen the show for its own growing collection of US drama exclusives. Season 1 to 3 of the show arrived at the end of March, but Episode 1 of The Night Shift Season 4 is now on Netflix UK, with new episodes arriving weekly on Sundays, shortly after their US broadcast.
It joins Starz’s Power Season 4, BBC America’s Orphan Black Season 5 and Freeform’s Shadowhunters Season 2 as American series arriving exclusively on Netflix UK every week during June and July, with other notable deals for US shows including Designated Survivor, Star Trek: Discovery, Better Call Saul and The CW’s Riverdale and iZombie.