Manchester based Purple Productions has secured two new commissions for its Motorway Cops brand including a six-part US adaptation for Paramount + and a recommission of 20×60 episodes of the UK version with a new police force.
The new series of Motorway Cops: Catching Britain’s Speeders on Channel 5 will follow Northumbria Police as they patrol the roads in the North East of England and Motorway Cops USA will ride along with the New Jersey cops as they police some of the “most dangerous highways in America.” Motorway Cops USA will turn a spotlight on the state’s worst drivers as well as “the offenders causing havoc on its roads.” Alongside exclusive access to two New Jersey police departments the series will feature real-life dashcam footage of America’s bad drivers.
Purple’s Pam Cavannagh and Dympna Jackson said: “Motorway Cops has been such a big hit with UK audiences, these commissions mark an exciting new chapter for the series. We are absolutely thrilled to be working with Channel 5 again and bringing Northumbria Police on board for another instalment of the UK series, as well as taking the Motorway Cops across the pond for a US edition with Paramount+. We can’t wait to showcase the incredible work of these police officers in their fight to keep roads safe.”
Motorway Cops: Catching Britain’s Speeders continues on Channel 5 in the UK. Motorway Cops USA was commissioned by Daniel Pearl and Adrian Padmore for Paramount+. The executive producers are Pam Cavannagh, Dympna Jackson and Zoë Callan. For the US, producer is Katharine McCallum and Producer/Directors are Aaron Lloyd and Sam Bebbington. For the UK, the Series Producer is Johnny Perks and the Producer/Directors are Emma Fraser and Sam Knowles. Both series will be distributed by All3Media International.
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