The Last King of Scotland producer DNA Films is launching a UK television production company and has struck a partnership with US network Fox.

The company, which has also produced Sunshine and 28 Days Later, will make dramas and comedies for UK and international broadcasters.

It has inked a first look deal with Fox Networks Group, which covers US broadcast network Fox, cable net FX and National Geographic Channels.

The deal is the first time that DNA Films, run by Andrew Macdonald, has ventured into television.

Peter Rice, chairman and CEO of Fox Networks Group said: “Over the years the team at DNA has demonstrated a remarkable gift for developing strong, well-written material and managing productions with tremendous production values.

“This venture will give their talent access to a global audience from a creative base in London and will give our networks group the opportunity to work with them.”

Macdonald added: “Having worked closely with Peter when he was at Fox Searchlight, we are delighted to have Fox Networks Group in our corner.

“We believe that by utilising our relationships with British talent and broadcasters, we can produce great television drama that will resonate in the UK as well as with Fox’s audience in the US and around the globe.”