US Legal Dramas “Elsbeth” and “Matlock” to Premiere in UK on Sky

Elsbeth CBS Title Card

Two new US dramas are set to air in the UK this year. ‘Elsbeth’ and ‘Matlock’, both legal dramas with strong female leads, will be available on Sky and streaming service NOW.

‘Elsbeth’, which aired on CBS in the US, stars Carrie Preston as Elsbeth Tascioni, an unconventional attorney with a unique perspective. Viewers may recognize Elsbeth from ‘The Good Wife’ and ‘The Good Fight’. In this new series, she takes on a new investigative role in New York City, working alongside the NYPD to catch criminals. The show also features Wendell Pierce, known for ‘Suits’ and ‘The Wire’, and Carra Patterson, who has appeared in the film ‘Rustin’.

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Meanwhile, ‘Matlock’ introduces viewers to Madeline “Matty” Matlock, a brilliant septuagenarian playedyed by Emmy and Academy Award-winner Kathy Bates. After finding success earlier in life, Matlock decides to rejoin the workforce at a prestigious law firm, using her unassuming manner and clever tactics to win her cases. The cast also includes Skye P. Marshall, Jason Ritter, David Del Rio, and Leah Lewis.

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Katie Keenan, Group Director of Acquisitions at Sky UK and Europe, expressed her enthusiasm for the new additions: “Kathy Bates as Matlock and Carrie Preston as Elsbeth are two brilliant characters to bring to our viewers – we know they will be glued to the screen every week”

‘Elsbeth’ will begin airing weekly from 23 July on Sky Witness and NOW, with ‘Matlock’ set to follow later in the year.

I'm Noah Masire, I look after UK TV News at Memorable TV. From the gripping crime of Happy Valley to the feel good storytelling of All Creatures Great & Small, I bring you the latest news about what's what and who's who in the world of iconic British TV shows. Stay tuned!