UK drama series Accused has been picked up by TVNZ to screen here in NZ.

The broadcaster is among several major international broadcasters to have secured the rights to the series which screened originally on BBC One in the UK.

Each hour-long episode of the series centres on a lead or group of central characters who have been accused of a crime.

We join a character each episode as they are about to be called to the courtroom to hear their verdict while the story of their crime is played out in flashback.

The series features quality British actors in the likes of Christopher Eccleston, Andy Serkis and Mackenzie Crook of The Office.