Sky1 has picked up another unscripted series for their weekday 8pm time-slot.
The satcaster has green-lit production on Silver Surfers (working title), a six episode cross-generational series which is described as a “social experiment” that aims to explore the digital generation gap, TVWise has learned.
Silver Surfers will see members of the older generation paired up with YouTubers, who will introduce their elders to modern means of social interaction. Conversely, while the older generation learns to unleash the true power of the World Wide Web, the YouTubers will see what they can learn from the old about life beyond the internet.
“The digital generation gap is a fascinating and rich area to explore”, said Sky’s Director of Commissioning Celia Taylor. “We hope to enrich the lives of both young and old by connecting two very different worlds and in the process create meaningful and entertaining tv.”
Produced by Shine’s Princess Productions, Silver Surfers is the latest project to get a greenlight at the channel as part of Sky1 Director Adam MacDonald’s pledge to heavily invest in the weekday 8pm time-slot. Other series picked up as part of said pledge include Gordonstoun, Relatively Clever, Fright Club, The Kings & Queens of Speech, The Sun Set, Welcome To My Garden and Flintoff: Lord of the Fries.