High-quality Australian scripted series comes to UK on Alibi


17 July 2019

Independent UK based distributor DCD Rights has sold leading Australian drama series, My Life is Murder, to UK broadcaster UKTV.

A new investigative drama series, My Life Is Murder (10 x 60'), is a CJZ Production for Network Ten Australia, with major production investment from Screen Australia and Network Ten, in association with Film Victoria. DCD Rights led the sale and the acquisition was secured for UKTV by Charlie Charalambous, Acquisitions Manager. The ten-part series will debut in September on UKTV's crime drama channel, Alibi.

Nicky Davies Williams, CEO at DCD Rights, said, "Australian drama has had somewhat of a renaissance lately and My Life Is Murder is a prime example of how the Australian content industry is still in its ascendency. This series is perfect for prime-time schedules and we are delighted that UK viewers will have the opportunity to enjoy Australian drama at its best."

My Life Is Murder follows the complex, contrary and compelling investigator Alexa Crowe (Lucy Lawless - Xena: Warrior Princess, Ash vs Evil Dead, Top Of The Lake, Spartacus), who can't help fighting the good fight - whether it's solving murders or combating the small frustrations of everyday life. In each stand-alone episode, the fearless and unapologetic Alexa uses her unique skills and insights into the darker quirks of human nature to provoke, comfort and push the right buttons as she unravels the truth behind a raft of the most baffling of crimes.

As Alexa unmasks the hidden passions and dangerous secrets lurking in the energetic, ever-changing city of Melbourne she is ably assisted by ambitious twenty something Madison Feliciano (Ebony Vagulans - Doctor Doctor, The Letdown), who is not so quietly learning from the best - and her former boss, Detective Inspector Keiran Hussey (Bernard Curry - Wentworth, Faking It, Once Upon A Time), who enlists Alexa on his trickiest cases on the understanding it also means he gets to keep an eye on what she's up to. And then there's Alexa's stubborn cat Captain Thunderbolt - Madison's nemesis, Keiran's biggest fan and the one personality Alexa will never quite crack...

And at the centre of everything, in all her unrepentant, brilliant, fearless glory, is Alexa Crowe. Ultimately this is a show about a woman who just refuses to give in. Or give up. Or shut up.

About DCD Rights

DCD Rights is one of the UK's leading independent television programming distributors representing more than 3,000 hours of content across a wide range of genres, including drama, factual entertainment, lifestyle, music, documentary programming and formats. DCD Rights' catalogue contains shows from top international producers/directors and independent producers and also features classic and cutting-edge concerts. An independent for more than 30 years, the company formerly named NBDtv became part of production and distribution group DCD Media plc in 2006.

Find out more on www.dcdrights.com.

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Alibi is the only TV channel dedicated to crime drama, investigating the best selection from the genre and premiering hit series from around the world such as Harrow, Waco and I Am The Night. Committed to UKTV Original series with guaranteed thrills, twists and turns, Alibi has commissioned Traces, starring Molly Windsor and Martin Compston, which will air later this year, and We Hunt Together for 2020.

Now in its 13th series, Murdoch Mysteries has found a safe space on the channel while some of British TV's best-known detectives, including Miss Marple, enjoy a trip down memory lane. Hit British crime dramas including Death in Paradise, Father Brown and Silent Witness give the viewers another chance to catch their favourite shows.