Universal Channel Lines Up The Resident, Gone for the U.K.


Universal Channel in the U.K. has acquired three new dramas for its roster, including the medical series The Resident and the crime procedural Gone.

Gone, licensed from NBCUniversal International Distribution, tells the story of Kit “Kick” Lanigan (Leven Rambin, The Hunger Games), the survivor of a famous child-abduction case, and Frank Novak (Chris Noth, The Good Wife), the FBI agent who rescued her. The series will make its U.K. premiere on March 19 at 9 p.m.

Also acquired from NBCUniversal International Distribution, The Disappearance is centered on the Sullivan family and the unexplained, sudden disappearance of their son, Anthony Sullivan, during a scavenger hunt on the day of his tenth birthday. Its U.K. premiere is set for February 27 at 9 p.m.

The Resident, acquired from Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, follows an idealistic young doctor, Devon Praves (Manish Dayal, 90210), during his last few years of training. The show is set for an April debut in the U.K.

“Universal is set to grip viewers over the coming months with a stellar lineup of U.K. premieres that are sure to be a huge talking point,” commented Lee Raftery, the managing director for U.K. and emerging markets and chief marketing and content officer at NBCUniversal. “The exclusive acquisitions of The Resident, Gone and The Disappearance, are exciting additions to our upcoming schedule, reinforcing our commitment to providing viewers with high-quality drama that features compelling characters.”