US Hit Series, Abbott Elementary, Cult Classic The X-Files, and Huge Hits Bones, Empire, Alias, and Scandal Among New Multi-Series Box Sets Joining Channel 4’s Extensive Streaming Service
Ten sensational series are set to make their debut on Channel 4’s streaming service in an exciting new multi-series deal with Disney.
This groundbreaking agreement will bring over 1,000 hours of iconic American drama to Channel 4’s streaming platform. The lineup includes Alias series 1-5 and The Americans series 1-6, which will kick off this summer. Following that, viewers can expect to indulge in Empire series 1-6, Scandal series 1-7, The X-Files series 1-11, Bones series 1-12, The Killing series 1-4, Star series 1-3, Grown-ish series 1-6, and Abbott Elementary series 1-2.
Expressing his delight, Nick Lee, Head of Acquisitions at Channel 4, stated, “We’re so pleased to have agreed such an extensive content deal with Disney, ranging from their most iconic series like X Files to fresh hits such as Abbott Elementary and Star. We look forward to our viewers being able to binge series after series on Channel 4.”
These remarkable additions will join Channel 4’s exceptional content library, which offers a wide range of comedy, drama, documentaries, reality shows, lifestyle programs, and films, along with the finest international content from Walter Presents, all available free of charge.
Starting from July 2023, viewers can stream the 10 new Disney series exclusively on Channel 4.
A synopsis of each series is provided below:
Join young spy Sydney Bristow (Jennifer Garner) on her globetrotting adventures. As she fights the forces of evil and confronts her own inner demons, Sydney, armed with an array of disguises and secret weapons, infiltrates a treacherous underworld. Along the way, she uncovers family secrets, hidden agendas, and ultimately, love.
Set in the early 1980s, amidst the height of the Cold War, this gripping series follows a pair of Soviet spies (Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys) who assume the roles of an ordinary American couple in order to spy on the American Government. Their activities remain completely hidden from their children, neighbours, colleagues, and friends.
Lucious Lyon (Terrance Howard), a prominent hip-hop mogul and CEO of Empire Entertainment, has always held undisputed power. However, a medical diagnosis reveals that he will be incapacitated within three years. This revelation triggers a battle for control over his multimillion-dollar company, as his three sons vie for the throne. Meanwhile, his ex-wife schemes to reclaim what she believes is rightfully hers.
Former White House Communications Director, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington), starts her own crisis management firm, only to discover that her clients are not the only ones harbouring secrets. Utilising her legal acumen and influential connections, Olivia and her team navigate through crises, salvage reputations, and defuse potential scandals in the heart of Washington, D.C. Though adept at handling controversies professionally, this group is not without their own share of scandals. Olivia has had an affair with the President, and despite their longing for each other, their careers take precedence, making a romantic relationship nearly impossible.
The truth lies out there. FBI special agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) are tasked with investigating the inexplicable. Their peculiar cases involve UFO sightings, encounters with extraterrestrials, and abductions, delving into the realm of the paranormal.
Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan (Emily Deschanel), a forensic anthropologist, and FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) collaborate to form a team dedicated to solving unsolved and often gruesome murders. However, their investigations frequently offer little more than decomposed flesh or skeletal remains to examine.
A police investigation, the journey of a grieving family, and a Seattle mayoral campaign intertwine when the body of 17-year-old Rosie Larsen is discovered in the trunk of a submerged car.
Raised in the foster care system, Star refuses to let go of her dreams. Determined to make it big in the ruthless music industry, she tracks down her sister, Simone, and her best friend from Instagram, Alexandra. Together, the trio sets their sights on Atlanta, where they navigate the treacherous path to stardom. Yet, they soon learn that ambition comes at a price, and sometimes, that price is too high.
This workplace comedy follows a group of dedicated and passionate teachers, alongside a slightly tone-deaf principal, as they navigate the challenges of the Philadelphia public school system. Despite facing overwhelming odds, they are determined to help their students succeed in life. Although these exceptional educators find themselves outnumbered and underfunded, their love for their profession remains unyielding, even in the face of the school district’s less-than-stellar commitment to education.
Abbott Elementary will first air on E4 before becoming available for streaming on Channel 4.
This new deal comes on the heels of Channel 4 consolidating its streaming and linear services under a single brand. This unification aims to provide viewers with a seamless viewing experience, enabling them to easily find their favourite shows on Channel 4, whether they choose to stream or watch live on their televisions, tablets, or mobile devices. From now on, viewers can simply look for “Channel 4” to discover iconic series and programs that tell authentic stories from communities across the UK, along with the finest acquisitions from around the world.