U.K. Slot for U.S. Dark Comedy Search Party


LONDON: Turner has licensed the U.K. rights for the mystery comedy series Search Party to Channel 4’s free on-demand channel All 4.

All 4 will make the series available in its entirety as a box set starting on December 26. Led by Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development) as Dory, the show’s ensemble cast features John Early, John Reynolds, Meredith Hagner and Brandon Michael Hall. Search Party marks All 4’s first scripted acquisition.

Charlie Palmer, the managing editor for All 4, said: “Being young has always been about finding yourself. And for Dory, it seems the best way to do that is to find someone else. Coming at a time of much soul-searching, Search Party feels both timeless and pertinent, and we’re delighted to be welcoming it into the All 4 family.”

Humphrey Black, the VP of media distribution for Turner EMEA, said: “Search Party is an enthralling, cutting edge dark comedy mystery that grants a fascinating insight into the lives of self-indulgent twentysomething Brooklynites as they embark on a journey of self-discovery. We are incredibly proud of this show and excited to be partnering with All 4 to bring it to U.K. audiences. Search Party has found a perfectly positioned home on All 4, and by making the show available as a VOD box set, viewers can watch it how and when they want.”