Channel 4 has snapped up the UK rights to Rush Hour, a 13-part “re-imagining” of the hit New Line Cinema feature film franchise.
The series is described as a “high-stakes, action-packed buddy-cop drama” and centres on a maverick LAPD detective (Justin Hires, 21 Jump Street) and a by-the-book detective from Hong Kong (Jon Foo, House of Fury) who knock heads when they are forced to work together.
When Detective Lee (Foo) travels to Los Angeles to investigate the theft of Chinese artefacts, he’s paired up with the irreverent and brash Detective Carter (Hires), a young cop who prefers to work alone.
But despite culture clashes and flared tempers, Carter and Lee prove that sometimes an unlikely pairing makes the best partnership…
The broadcaster has also signed up Containment, a series about a mysterious and deadly epidemic which breaks out in Atlanta.
The show is being helmed by The Vampire Diaries executive producer Julie Plec and is based on the Belgian series Cordon.
A vast urban quarantine is quickly enforced, forcing those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives while local and federal officials desperately search for a cure. Trying to keep the peace on the streets is police officer Lex Carnahan (David Gysai, Interstellar), who has quickly risen through the ranks of the Atlanta PD.
But Lex’s job becomes even harder when he learns that his longtime girlfriend, Jana (Christina Moses, Starship: Apocalypse), and his best friend and fellow officer Jake (Chris Wood, The Vampire Diaries), are trapped within the cordoned area…
Both shows will air on E4 in 2016.