E4 acquires the UK premiere broadcast rights to Rush Hour and Containment

Rush Hour and Containment to air on E4 in 2016.

A re-imagining of the hit New Line Cinema feature film franchise, Rush Hour (13 x 60') is a high-stakes, action-packed buddy-cop drama about 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...

From The Vampire Diaries executive producer Julie Plec and based on the original Belgian series Cordon, created by Carl Joos, Containment (13 x 60') explores what happens when a mysterious and deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta. 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.

In addition to Hires and Foo, Rush Hour stars Jessika Van (The Messengers), Aimee Garcia (Dexter), Page Kennedy (Backstrom) and Wendie Malick (Hot in Cleveland, Just Shoot Me!). The executive producers are Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Cougar Town), Blake McCormick (Cougar Town, King of the Hill), Steve Franks (Psych), Jeff Ingold (Undateable) and the team behind the Rush Hour movies, Arthur Sarkissian and Brett Ratner. The series is produced by Doozer in association with Warner Bros. Television and is based on the New Line Cinema feature film franchise.

In addition to Gyasi, Moses and Wood, Containment stars Kristen Gutoskie (Beaver Falls), Claudia Black (The Originals), George Young (Casualty), Hanna Mangan Lawrence (Spartacus: War of the Damned) and Trevor St. John (One Life to Live). Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals) and David Nutter (The Flash, Arrow) are executive producers of the series, which is produced by My So-Called Company in association with Warner Bros. Television. Containment is based on the original Belgian series Cordon, created by Carl Joos for Eyeworks.

Rush Hour and Containment are due to air on E4 in 2016.

- Containment
- Rush Hour
- CW
- E4

Written by: Ben Drummond
Aug 10th, 2015, 3:31 am

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