Virgin Media snaps up US comedy series Imposter as on-demand exclusive
James R | On 03, Mar 2017
Virgin Media has snapped up the rights to Uma Thurman’s comedy series Imposters, releasing the programme in the UK as an on-demand exclusive.
The drama, which sees the Kill Bill star joined by up-and-coming Israeli-American actress Inbar Lavi, as well as British actor Rob Heaps (Home Fires, Doctors), follows Maddie, a con artist who is used and robs her targets of everything, from their money to their hearts. But things get complicated, when three of her former targets (Ezra, Richard and Jules) team up to track her down.
While pursuing her newest mark, Maddie meets a potential love interest, Patrick, which threatens to derail her assignment, much to the disappointment of her mysterious boss, The Doctor. Meanwhile, the scorned trio manage to take control of their new realities, not realising that in their quest to confront her, they’ll have to face their own truths and find new versions of themselves along the way. Uma appears as the lethal, articulate and mysterious “fixer”, called Lenny Cohen.
The series is produced by Universal Cable Productions with Adam Brooks (Definitely, Maybe) and Paul Adelstein (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce) serving as executive producers. The show consists of 10 one-hour long episodes, with the first four episodes now available on Virgin TV on-demand, catching UK viewers up with the US broadcast. A new episode will now be released every week straight onto Virgin’s on-demand platform – available through the Virgin TV V6 or TiVo boxes, as well as on mobile devices through the Virgin TV Anywhere app.
“With a gripping storyline that will seduce you with lust and laughter and then leave you yelling at the screen, we think our Full House customers are going to love Imposters,” says David Bouchier, Chief Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media. “But make no mistake, there’s no deception or skulduggery at play here. We’re building a strong and diverse collection of Exclusives, breaking shows into the UK for the first time, so that our customers can discover and enjoy the best TV whenever and however they want to. Keep your eyes peeled because there is a lot more to come.”
Imposters is Virgin Media’s sixth exclusive UK launch within the last 18 months, and follows in the footsteps of hugely successful box sets of Ash vs Evil Dead, Kingdom, Magic City, Billy & Billie and more recently, Full Circle. Virgin Media now boasts a bursting library of exclusive programmes – all available for Virgin ‘Full House TV’ (previously known as XL TV) TiVo customers at no extra charge.