UKTV’s Dave is bringing viewers “unprecedented access” to the United States’ border force in a new ten-part observational documentary series following the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection agency as they operate on the twenty-eight bridges connecting the United States of America and Mexico.
Borderforce: America’s Gatekeepers follows the team as they leave no stone unturned, revealing all manner of illegal contraband, whether concealed in passenger vehicles or hidden amidst legitimate merchandise.
Produced by Stampede Productions, Borderforce: America’s Gatekeepers is described as “a unique and thrilling look at the United States’ frontline officers” and was commissioned for UKTV by Hilary Rosen, deputy director of commissioning and ordered by Richard Watsham, director of commissioning, and Luke Hales,
Dave channel director. Series director is Cary Bell with executive producer for Stampede Productions, Stewart Morris.
Hilary Rosen said: “The jaw-dropping daily drama captured across the episodes is absolutely compelling.
“The Mexican US border is a hot topic and it’s testament to Stampede’s determination and hard work that they have been granted rare access to the bridges to fully document it.”
Luke Hales said, “This is an illuminating series and we know Dave viewers will be fascinated by the real-life issues at stake in each episode.”
Executive producer for Stampede, Stewart Morris, said, “This has been a project that’s been three years in the making and we’re delighted that it has found a home on Dave.
“The access given to us by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was unprecedented, allowing us to tell the incredible stories of the men and women who have the momentous job of protecting America’s southern border.
“It is a privilege to be able to share their lives and experiences with the British public, who have an insatiable appetite for real, hard-hitting stories like these.
“Through our close relationship with both UKTV and DHS we are bringing one of the most talked about places in the world directly to viewers – surprising and entertaining them along the way.
“What happens on this border is the stuff of fiction but couldn’t be more real. We are genuinely excited to share this long-crafted series with audiences.”