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UKTV Commissions We Hunt Together for Alibi


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We Hunt Together, a new UKTV original crime drama, is slated for broadcast on the British pay-TV channel Alibi.

Produced by BBC Studios and written by Gaby Hull, the six-part series centers on Babeni (Baba) and Freddy, one a former child soldier trying to suppress his violent tendencies and the other a charming free spirit. The two meet when Baba saves Freddy from an attack after a date gone wrong—leading something to ignite in the two, as they soon become killers with DI Lola Franks and DCI Jackson Reid on their trail. The series is due to air exclusively on Alibi in 2020.

Philippa Collie Cousins, UKTV drama commissioner, said: “I was so gripped by Gaby’s writing. We Hunt Together is a fresh, funny and dark roller coaster ride with filmic undertones that provide echoes of early Hitchcock or Tony Scott’s True Romance and takes the genre one step further. Hilary Salmon and the truly brilliant team that she has put together are a joy to work with, and it’s very exciting to be making this show with them.”

Emma Ayech, Alibi channel director, added: “We Hunt Together immediately stood out as a bold and original piece of writing. I’m thrilled that we are bringing it to Alibi as our second piece of original crime drama. Gaby Hull’s script will take viewers on a wild ride that encapsulates the freshness we are looking for as the Alibi brand matures.”

Hilary Salmon, executive producer for BBC Studios, said: “It’s fantastic to be working with Gaby and UKTV on this daring new drama about what happens when two damaged people collide and act out dormant compulsions. It promises to explore the intoxication of sexual attraction and the dangerous power of emotional manipulation, not one for the faint-hearted.”

BBC Studios Director of Drama Martin Rakusen added: “We set out with Philippa to discover distinctive, compelling stories to be told and produced by the best of U.K. talent. I’m thrilled that we’re continuing to surpass our ambitions and to be working with such a brilliant team in bringing We Hunt Together to both the U.K. and our international audiences.”








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Chelsea Regan is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at cregan@worldscreen.com.

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