ITV is set for 'Life'

The popular US drama, Life, is heading to UK screens this autumn.

It brought us Entourage, Numb3rs and Jericho, and now, ITV is set to bring UK viewers yet another hit American drama--Life. Series one has already proved popular in the US and ITV is hoping to continue its success across the pond.

Life tells the story of Detective Charlie Crews, a former cop, who after years of false imprisonment, returns to the force with a new philosophy on crime fighting.

"He's very different to the average person who might have become complacent or smug about their life. He's living every moment intensely," explained Damien Lewis, the British actor who plays Detective Crews, in a statement. "I'm not really like Charlie - I think my views are quite traditional in general."

Lewis was head-hunted for the part by the show's producers after his role in Band of Brothers, and it's the first American role he's played. "I just think the industry is a global thing now and I think producers and audiences just want the people that are best for each particular role. It seems to be working out so it's been great," he added.

Alongside Lewis is a supporting cast that includes Emmy Award Winner Adam Arkin (Chicago Hope) as Crews' former cellmate Ted Early.

Life is due to premiere in the UK this autumn on ITV4. Will you be watching?

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Life is what ITV needs to bring to the U.K. a detective series with a promising commitment to televised justice.
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Does that mean they'll show the first season and then maybe go straight into the second? I've already seen the first, but does anyone know what date this might be on ITV4?
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I'll definitely be watching. Love Damien Lewis and the series is great too. The only problem might be that it's on ITV4 so if I'm working I won't be able to tape it. Still, it's great news.
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Life deserved to get more recognition. The premise of the show alone puts it ahead of all those other detective dramas and their franchise. Hopefully Life will do well in the UK.
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Yeah i will watch it.
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I'll give it a try but i'm not expacting too much. Still, at least that gives me more chance to be pleasantly suprised
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Hmm. I probably won't watch this!
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Awesome show. first season has aired in Australia - cant wait for the second :)
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I have already seen the first season of Life and I will be watch it again when it is on ITV. It's such a good and different detective show. Damien Lewis is excellent as Charlie Crews as is Adam Arkin as his friend. Season 2 has already started really well.
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We've already seen the first season in Spain. I think it's the first time we're ahead the uk :)
Good news for them, it's a great series.
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Good point fmkydebbie, thanks for pointing that out.
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Will I be watching.... Err NO, as I can't get ITV4 (at least not without paying christ-knows-how-much for (A) An ariel (B) Somebody to come & put it up)
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About time the best tv series of last year is finally hitting the UK.
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Good news but season 2 is already disappointing. The new sexist boss is scummy and predictable. I hope to see LESS of him.
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It's DAMIAN Lewis, not Daniel.
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Good news :).
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Life is brilliant, I'm glad us UK people are getting it, however I'm already on series 2, having American family helps, I get things earlier, unless they do what Sky1 is doing and play series 1 rather quickly then move straight onto series 2 so it's only a couple of days behind, but do watch it, it's well worth it.
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I'll watch
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I've heard good things about Life, I'll be checking it out!
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