BT and AMC have announced that BT customers will be the first to see the acclaimed new TV drama Snatch starring Rupert Grint (the Harry Potter films) in the UK. The 10-episode original series will premiere on AMC in the UK on 31st October at 10pm, exclusively to BT customers. The full box set will also be available on demand to BT TV customers after the premiere.
Snatch was inspired by a real life heist in London and is based loosely on the wildly popular Guy Ritchie movie of the same name. The drama centres on a group of twenty-something, up-and-coming hustlers who stumble upon a truck load of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high stakes world of organised crime. They must quickly learn to navigate the treacherous waters of London’s underworld as rogue cops, gypsy fighters, international mobsters and local villains descend.
The series was critically acclaimed when it recently premiered in the US on Sony Pictures Television’s streaming service, Crackle. Variety called it “a punchy adventurous show” and praised its “young and talented cast”. People magazine said that “the reboot preserves the flashy grittiness of the 2000 crime caper but with a new generation of hucksters” and AV Club declared that the drama “will hit you like a ton of gold bricks”.
Snatch stars Rupert Grint (the Harry Potter films) as the intelligent but chaotic Charlie Cavendish, Luke Pasqualino (Skins, The Musketeers) as the smart, aspirational Albert Hill, Dougray Scott (Desperate Housewives, My Week with Marilyn) as Vic Hill and Juliet Aubrey (Iris, The White Queen) as Lilly Hill, Albert’s criminal parents. Lucien Laviscount (Scream Queens, The Bye Bye Man) also stars as Billy Ayres, a wingman to Albert who is rough around the edges. Additionally, Marc Warren (The Good Wife, Doctor Who,) stars as crooked cop Bob Fink and Stephanie Leonidas (Whitechapel, Mirromask) is the assertive Chloe Kohn, femme fatale in waiting. The series was created and executive produced by Alex De Rakoff (writer/director of Dead Man Running and The Calcium Kid).
The series will be available free of charge in the UK to BT customers on the AMC channel, number 332 on BT TV, and to BT Sport Pack subscribers on Sky channel 192. AMC is also available in HD on both BT TV and Sky with an HD subscription1.
Snatch is the latest premiere on AMC, which offers an exciting range of top dramas including Fear the Walking Dead, The Son, Better Call Saul and Halt and Catch Fire.