Motorway Cops Gets U.S. Adaptation


Purple Productions has secured new commissions for Motorway Cops, including a six-part U.S. adaptation for Paramount+.

Motorway Cops USA will ride along with New Jersey law enforcement as they police some of the most dangerous highways in America. Along with exclusive access to two New Jersey police departments, the series will feature real-life dashcam footage of America’s bad drivers.

Following Motorway Cops: Catching Britain’s Speeders on Channel 5, 20 all-new 60-minute episodes of the U.K. version with a new police force have been commissioned. The new series will follow Northumbria Police as they patrol the roads in the northeast of England.

Purple Productions’ Pam Cavannagh and Dympna Jackson said: “Motorway Cops has been such a big hit with U.K. audiences. These commissions mark an exciting new chapter for the series. We are absolutely thrilled to be working with Channel 5 again and bringing Northumbria Police on board for another installment of the U.K. series, as well as taking Motorway Cops across the pond for a U.S. edition with Paramount+. We can’t wait to showcase the incredible work of these police officers in their fight to keep roads safe.”