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Watch orders first original drama series from 'Hustle' creator

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Watch has ordered its first ever original drama series.

Legion - a Red Planet Pictures commission - is a supernatural thriller following criminologist Nathan Jones.

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The 10-part drama sees Jones make a deal with the Devil to save his daughter from an inoperable brain tumour.

Realising he's been tricked, Nathan undertakes to renegotiate his contract by fighting the Devil's work on earth wherever he finds it.

"Legion is my ultimate passion project; the one that I have been working on and trying to perfect for almost 15 years; the one that has sat in my bottom drawer just waiting for the right time and place for this story to be told," said writer and founder of Red Planet Pictures, Tony Jordan (Hustle, Life On Mars).

"UKTV share my passion for storytelling and have been brave enough to take a chance on it for their first ever original drama!

"I know that something as ambitious and bold as Legion is a risky commission for Watch, but I'm so excited and honoured that they are not just cautiously dipping their toe in the UK drama pool with us; they are diving in head first!"

Watch currently airs US imports including Grimm, Perception, Beauty and the Beast and Being Human US.

> BBC announces new dramas from Jimmy McGovern and Hustle creator

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