ITV and Warner Bros. Discovery International Television Distribution have reached a new arrangement to bring a number of well-known American TV shows to the UK’s free-to-air channel.
Two DC dramas, ‘Arrow’, with Stephen Amell as the title vigilante superhero, and all five seasons of ‘Gotham’, starring Ben McKenzie as Detective Gordon and David Mazouz as the youthful Bruce Wayne, are among the new shows coming to ITVX in late 2022 and early 2023.
According to a press release, beginning early 2023, the service will also offer free streaming of all eight seasons of the perennially popular ‘The Vampire Diaries’, starring Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, and Ian Somerhalder, and all five seasons of the supernatural thriller ‘The Originals’, starring Joseph Morgan.
All twelve seasons of the well-known sitcom ‘Two and a Half Men’, starring Charlie Sheen (seasons 1–8), Jon Cryer, and Ashton Kutcher (seasons 9–12), round out the new additions and will be made available in December.
‘Smallville’, a DC drama with all ten seasons, stars Tom Welling as a teenage Clark Kent before he embraces his powers and realizes his true calling as ‘Superman’.
The deal was negotiated by ITV Head of Content Acquisitions Sasha Breslau and Controller of Acquisitions, Rights and Regulatory, Jonathan Vandermeer.