WARNER TV ASIA ANNOUNCES FALL LINE-UP FEATURING NEW SERIES: ‘LETHAL WEAPON’
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
- Other same-day-as-US titles include Blindspot, The Big Bang Theory, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Gotham -
SAME-DAY SERIES DEBUTING THIS SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER:
• Lethal Weapon (S1) – Thursday, Sep 22
• Blindspot (S2) – Thursday, Sep 15
• Gotham (S3) – Tuesday, Sep 20
• The Big Bang Theory (S10) – Tuesday, Sep 20
• Arrow (S5) – Thursday, Oct 6
• DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (S2) – Friday, Oct 14
HONG KONG (September 6, 2016) – This Fall, Warner TV offers up a dose of action, drama and comedy to round out its end of year programming. Leading the charge is new Warner Bros. Television series Lethal Weapon, complemented by Blindspot, last year’s breakout new series, and the best of DC Super Hero-inspired shows, including Gotham, Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
Marianne Lee, Vice President of General Entertainment Content at Turner Asia Pacific and Warner TV Content Head, said: “With the arrival of Lethal Weapon to the slate, Warner TV is fully loaded with strength and depth right across the board. By October, we’ll be up to six ‘same-day’ titles, and when we launch one other Turner series in November and iZombie returns in 2017 it will be eight – making the channel the place to be for exclusive, first-run content.”
Continuing series that are first from the US are Murder in the First (S3) and The Last Ship (S3), while popular shows Major Crimes, Supergirl and The Flash also add to the depth of entertainment throughout the year.
Based on the hit movie franchise of the same name, Lethal Weapon tells the story of classic cop duo Riggs and Murtaugh, as they work a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles. Grief-stricken after the loss of his young wife and unborn child, ex-Navy SEAL-turned-detective Martin Riggs (Clayne Crawford - Rectify) moves to California to “start over” at the LAPD.
He’s paired up with Roger Murtaugh (Emmy® nominee Damon Wayans - My Wife and Kids, In Living Color), who's just coming back to the job after a near-fatal heart attack. Riggs' penchant for diving headfirst into the line of fire immediately clashes with Murtaugh's prudent, by-the-book technique. In anticipation of the series launch, as part of Warner TV’s “Cinema Sundays” block, the four iconic Lethal Weapon movies will air in the build-up.
To celebrate Wonder Woman’s 75th birthday, the channel will be airing a number of movies in late October. The super-powered selection includes the 1976 original Wonder Woman with Lynda Carter, Man of Steel (starring Henry Cavill) and The Dark Knight Rises (with Christian Bale). Other films on the cards include some real blockbusters: 300: Rise of an Empire, Pacific Rim and Gravity.
Watch a sneak peek of Lethal Weapon here: https://vimeo.com/179423668
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For further information, contact:
James Moore, Director of Communications, Turner Asia Pacific
+852 3128-3720 / James.Moore@turner.com
About Warner TV
Warner TV offers viewers in Asia the chance to get into it, with an unprecedented mix of hit TV series and blockbuster movies. Its line-up boasts the world’s biggest franchises, first-run exclusives for the region and fan-favorites across a wide range of genres from action, comedy and drama. Warner TV is also home to feature films from the legendary studios of Warner Bros. Entertainment. Warner TV is a brand available across Asia Pacific, and is created and distributed by Turner, a Time Warner company. Visit WarnerTVAsia.com and Facebook.com/WarnerTVAsia for more information.
About Turner Asia Pacific
Turner Asia Pacific creates and distributes award-winning brands throughout the region, running 63 channels in 14 languages in 37 countries. These include CNN International, CNNj, CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, POGO, Toonami, World Heritage Channel, Warner TV, Oh!K, TCM Turner Classic Movies, truTV, MondoTV, TABI Channel, and HBO and WB in South Asia. Turner manages the business of Pay- and Free-TV-channels, as well as Internet-based services, and oversees commercial partnerships with various third-party media ventures; it teams with Warner Bros. and HBO to leverage Time Warner’s global reach. Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. (“Turner Asia Pacific”) is a Time Warner company.