Channel 4 acquires This Is Us

Channel 4 has acquired the UK broadcast rights to This Is Us from the writer and creator of Crazy, Stupid, Love - Dan Fogelman.

With its first-look trailer amassing a record-breaking 64 million Facebook views and 8.5 million on Youtube, the 20th Century Fox Television series has become the most anticipated show of the season.

Sometimes life will surprise you. This is Us is a smart, modern and refreshingly honest comedy drama that follows the lives of an ensemble of characters, played by Mandy Moore ("A Walk to Remember"), Milo Ventimiglia ("Heroes," "Gilmore Girls") and Sterling K. Brown ("The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story"). With Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Chris Sullivan, Susan Kelechi Watson and Ron Cephas Jones also starring.

As their paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways, we find that several of the characters share the same birthday and so much more than anyone would expect. This Is Us will challenge your everyday presumptions about the people you think you know.

Jay Hunt, Channel 4 Chief Creative Officer said: “This Is Us is unmissably life affirming with a warmth that has drawn critical acclaim and bumper ratings. It’s a great addition to our strong slate of acquired shows – from Deutschland 83 to Fargo.”

David Smyth, Senior Vice President, Sales and Development, Twentieth Century Fox Distribution says, “We’re thrilled to have found the perfect home for this wonderful and distinctive new series. Its provocative and compelling human stories, with an excellent cast, will be a great fit and we couldn’t be more delighted.”

From executive producers Dan Fogelman, Donald Todd, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Ken Olin, Charlie Gogolak and Jess Rosenthal. This Is Us is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and distributed by 20th Century Fox Television Distribution.

September 24, 2016 6:26am ET by Channel 4  

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