Nurse Jackie heading to Sky Atlantic
Story by Jack Foley
NURSE Jackie is heading to Sky Atlantic.
The broadcaster has just announced that it has bought the rights to the hit US comedy drama starring Edie Falco (of The Sopranos fame) and will commence showing the third season in July.
The Showtime series follows a nurse at a New York hospital who has an attitude problem and is addicted to prescription drugs. It previously aired on BBC2 but Sky Atlantic will show it from Season 3 onwards.
In the US, Nurse Jackie has already been renewed for a fourth season.
Commenting on the acquisition, Elaine Pyke, Sky Atlantic’s director of programmes, said: “Sky Atlantic HD has already established itself as home to the most iconic, exceptional and talked about shows, and Nurse Jackie is the perfect new addition to our slate.
“It’s sharp, witty and has an edge which we’re sure our viewers will love. We look forward to welcoming Jackie’s fans, old and new.”
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The third season of Nurse Jackie will debut on Sky Altantic on July 5 at 10pm.