The West Wing and One Tree Hill arrive on All 4
James R | On 19, Oct 2020
There’s no UK date or streaming home for The West Wing reunion, but Channel 4 just announced the next best thing: that all of Aaron Sorkin’s political drama is heading to All 4 this month.
Sorkin’s show takes us behind the scenes and experience of the inner workings of the White House and the Presidential advisors. Starring a sublime cast including Rob Lowe, Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, John Spencer, Bradley Whitford and Martin Sheen, as well as Joshua Malina, Mary McCormack, Alan Alda, Kristin Chenoweth, and Jimmy Smits, the show is now regarded as one of the best series ever brought to the small screen.
“In a time when the United States was less sure of itself than it had ever been, The West Wing gave us a view of how great the country could truly be,” we wrote in our review of the show. “The only problem was how disappointing reality became by comparison.”
All seven seasons of The West Wing will be available to stream on All 4 from 21st October.
It will be followed by another US hit: One Tree Hill.
The show, which is set in a small North Carolina town, follows two estranged half-brothers as they carry on different lives. Basketball prodigy Nathan Scott has inherited the throne of high school popularity once held by his father, Dan, while Lucas Scott, also a talented player, stays an outsider. Spending nights shooting hoops on a riverfront court, Lucas remains the son Dan never acknowledged. Now, Lucas’ and Nathan’s paths intersect for the first time, and in the middle of the crossroads stands Peyton Sawyer, Nathan’s beautiful, edgy girlfriend who just may have more in common with Lucas. Throw in the quiet animosity between Dan and his brother, Keith, along with Lucas’ mother, Karen — all of whom must cope with the aftermath of their choices — and something has to give.
Seasons 1 to 9 will be available to stream on All 4 from 30th October.
Nick Lee, Head of Series Acquisitions, says: “All eyes turn to The West Wing over the next few weeks and so there could not be a more fitting time to bring this giant of a show to All 4. Proving that teen romance and sibling rivalries can be just as gripping as Capitol Hill, One Tree Hill will also slam dunk onto the platform in its entirety.”
They lead a trio of new additions to Channel 4’s catch-up service, with all seven seasons of Malcolm in the Middle also now available to stream.