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More4 to show 'gritty' US drama
Ben McKenzie, best known for The OC, stars in Southland
Channel 4's digital service More4 has bought the UK rights to the US cop drama Southland, starring Ben McKenzie, best known for playing Ryan in The OC.
The series, described as "gritty and authentic" is about a police unit based in Los Angeles and takes viewers inside the lives of the cops and criminals.
It was created by ER and The West Wing's John Wells and Christopher Chulack, and NYPD Blue's Ann Biderman.
It is expected to be broadcast on the channel later this year.
Channel 4's Gill Hay said: "Our audience expects thought-provoking, high quality drama, and Southland comes to More4 with a sterling pedigree.
"As you would expect from the creative talent involved, it is gripping, uncompromising and a truly thrilling addition to the channel."