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Alibi acquires US crime dramas Waco and I Am the Night

Taylor Kitsch and Michael Shannon (Credit:UKTV)

The drama series focuses on the 51-day gun battle – the longest in U.S. law enforcement history – following a raid by the FBI on cult leader David Koresh (Taylor Kitsch) and his devout followers, just outside Waco, Texas in 1993.

The aftermath of the gun battle led to the deaths of four agents and six civilians, with dozens more wounded. A fire then engulfed the compound killing the 76 men, women and children inside.

What really happened during those 51 days remains a mystery and is one of the most misunderstood stories in American history.

Line of Duty’s Martin Compston joins new drama Traces

Martin Compston as Steve Arnott in Line of Duty (Credit: BBC)

Molly Windsor (Cheat), Laura Fraser (The Loch) and Jennifer Spence (You Me Her) are set to join Line of Duty’s Martin Compston in Amelia Bullmore’s (Scott & Bailey) new drama as three forensic scientists who aim to discover the truth behind an unsolved murder.

The crime thriller follows Emma Hedges (Molly Windsor), a new lab assistant who joins the Scottish Institute of Forensic Science and Anatomy (SIFA) and discovers a fictitious case of a murder scene that bares a striking resemblance to memories from her past.

Alibi commissions original drama We Hunt Together

We Hunt Together (Credit: UKTV)

We Hunt Together is the second joint commission between BBC Studios and UKTV.

Former child soldier, Babeni (Baba) struggles to suppress his violent urges but when his friend Freddy is attacked following a date gone wrong, Baba is forced to take drastic action, setting the pair on a murderous rampage.

DI Lola Franks and DCI Jackson Reid try to outsmart the duo, but their ethics will be tested with their conflicting views on the culpability of the criminal mind.

Alibi commissions first original drama Traces

Writer Amelia Bullmore (Credit: UKTV)

Set in Scotland, Traces follows three female forensic professionals, Emma Hedges, Sarah Gordon and Kathy Torrance, as they uncover the truth of a murder case and bring a killer to justice.

Working in the Scottish Institute of Forensic Science (SIFA), Emma Hedges signs up for a forensic science course but finds her educational case study has a shocking link to her past.

Guided by professors Sarah Gordon and Kathy Torrance, 23-year old Emma’s investigations lead her to the dark truth and ultimately unveils a killer.

UKTV announces new crime drama Frankie Drake Mysteries

Set in 1920s Toronto, the drama follows female-only private detective agency Drake Private Detectives which takes on cases the police do not want. 

Private Investigator Frankie Drake (Lauren Lee Smith - The L Word), alongside her associate Trudy (Chantel Riley - Race), takes on cases from gospel church choirs to the elite private parties in Toronto.

British actor Laurence Fox (Inspector Lewis) is set to star in the series as Drake’s confidante, Greg Miller.