Drama secures its first US series premiere with The Pinkertons

The crime drama series set in wild America draws from the real cases of Pinkerton's National Detective Agency.

The Pinkertons

The Pinkertons, an action-adventure crime drama series set in a young and wild America, draws from the real cases of Pinkerton's National Detective Agency founder Allan Pinkerton, played by Scottish actor Angus Macfadyen (Braveheart, Chuck).

The series also follows Allan's son, William (Jacob Blair) and America's first female detective, Kate Warne (Martha MacIsaac), as they solve crimes throughout the 'Wild West' of the 1860s.

Adrian Wills, General Manager for Drama, commented,

2014 was a huge success for Drama and it is the right time to broaden the channel's content line up by premiering brilliant US dramas to our viewers first, ahead of other UK broadcasters. The Pinkertons will complement the channel's existing slate of dramas and I'm sure viewers will enjoy this compelling series.

Allan Pinkerton was known for revolutionising detective work by creating numerous forensic technologies, and he is considered the originator of the fingerprint, mug shot, use of surveillance, and undercover work.

Perhaps his boldest innovation was Kate Warne. Allan broke with convention when he hired Kate, teaching her his new forensic techniques, and developing her into a master of disguise, able to cleverly infiltrate both high and low society. No one ever saw her coming. The series will air on Drama later this year.