UKTV, S4C, All3Media International Co-Commission Series


The six-episode crime drama Mudtown has been co-commissioned by UKTV, Wales’ S4C and All3Media International.

Produced by Severn Screen, Mudtown is set to star Erin Richards (Gotham, The Crown) and Tom Cullen (The Gold, Becoming Elizabeth). The series has begun filming in both English and Welsh.

It will air first on S4C Clic and BBC iPlayer in late 2024, then land on UKTV’s Alibi channel in 2025. All3Media International will handle series distribution outside of the U.K.

Georgia Lee and Hannah Daniel, writers of the series, said: “We are thrilled at the opportunity to represent the untold world of the magistrate’s court, shot through with an authentic South Walian spirit. We couldn’t be more excited about bringing the characters and this thrilling story to the screen with such strong partners.”

Helen Perry, head of drama for UKTV, added: “It’s brilliant to be working with Severn Screen and partnering with S4C, for the first time, alongside All3Media International. I’m thrilled that we get to bring Hannah and Georgia’s razor-sharp scripts to life in a way that will make our audiences laugh, cry, gasp and stay on the edge of their seats. The characters are colourful, the crimes are complex, the twists are non-stop, and the whole show is shot through with wit. This series will give our Alibi audiences a very different type of legal drama and I can’t wait to introduce them to it.”

Emma Ayech, channel director for Alibi, stated: “As we continue to expand Alibi’s roster of UKTV originals, we’re committed to delivering top-tier content to our audiences, and Mudtown is no exception. This brand-new series brings a fresh lens on crime and the local legal profession, as well as some fantastic new characters to add to Alibi’s rich line up. Mudtown is fast-paced, witty and gripping, and we are thrilled to bring this exciting new series to our viewers.”

Ed Talfan, executive producer at Severn Screen, commented: “We’re thrilled to be working with UKTV, S4C and All3Media International on this exciting project. The scripts are great, it’s a strong cast and we have a first-class creative team leading the production. We’re really looking forward to bringing these characters to life and for audiences across Wales, the UK and beyond to get to know them.”

Gwenllian Gravelle, head of scripted at S4C, said: “S4C is delighted to be working with UKTV and All3Media International on this must-watch fresh take on the procedural crime show genre. The brilliant team at Severn Screen has not only created a drama that reflects the reality of a south Wales community, but the human impact of crime is put under the microscope with wit, grit and compassion. With a terrific cast playing compelling characters, I can’t wait for the audience to see this masterfully plotted and visually stunning drama.”