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The Roku Channel Premieres Alien Invasion Comedy “We Are Not Alone” January 27



We Are Not Alone

In the United States, “We Are Not Alone,” a UK comedy about an alien invasion, premieres exclusively on The Roku Channel. Having premiered in the United Kingdom on UKTV’s award-winning entertainment channel, Dave, “We Are Not Alone” will make its U.S. streaming debut on The Roku Channel on Friday, January 27.


Written by Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond (co-creators and stars of “Ghosts”), the comedy starts with an alien invasion by The Gu’un aliens who fully conquer everything within six weeks. We Are Not Alone delves into the gulf of understanding that exists between Earth’s natives and their new overlords, who are trying to make sense of a planet where people can’t even agree on which side of the road to drive on.

Cast members include Declan Baxter, Joe Thomas, Vicki Pepperdine, Mike Wozniak, Georgia May Foote, Amanda Abbington, and Bruce Mackinnon.

The film is produced by Big Talk with Kenton Allen, Victoria Grew, Matthew Justice, Ben Willbond, and Laurence Rickard serving as executive producers. BBC Studios is handling global distribution.

The film was commissioned by UKTV and first premiered on its award-winning entertainment channel, Dave, in the U.K. on November 28, 2022. The Roku Channel will exclusively bring the sci-fi comedy to American audiences as a Roku Original.

Colin Davis, Head of Scripted Originals, Roku: “It has become increasingly clear that comedy has no borders, and ‘We Are Not Alone’ is truly out-of-this-world. We are excited to bring this hilarious show from world class creators and producers to the U.S. audiences on The Roku Channel.”

Kelly Miller, SVP, global partnerships, BBC Studios: “BBC Studios is a leader in bringing fresh scripted projects stateside to an audience hungry for our brand of British comedy. ‘We Are Not Alone’ is BBC Studios’ first co-production deal with an AVOD and our first deal with The Roku Channel for an original series, leaning into our approach to meet customers on emerging platforms where there is a growing demand for content.”