SoHo takes on edgy TV shows

Breaking Bad. Photo / Supplied
Breaking Bad. Photo / Supplied

Sky TV's SoHo channel has picked up acclaimed edgy US shows Breaking Bad and Justified which MediaWorks and TVNZ respectively found increasingly difficult to programme in free-to-air primetime.

SoHo will screen the drug-dealing black comedy Breaking Bad's season five starting next month and run straight into the sixth and final season the same weeks it is broadcast in the United States.

The channel will relaunch Justified, which is centred on the colourful Elmore Leonard-inspired adventures of Kentucky US Marshal Raylan Givens, from its first 2010 season, then run through to its most recent fourth season.

The shows are part of a content package deal with Sony Television which also includes legal series Damages, Masters of Sex about human sexuality researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson and range war western Hatfields & McCoys.

- TimeOut

- NZ Herald

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