UKTV’s W channel has handed out a four episode series order to Emily Atack: Adulting – an observational documentary series following the rise of Atack, who came second in last year’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.
Emily Atack: Adulting follows Emily as she tries to answer the big life questions looming over her and the pressure she feels as she approaches turning thirty. The series has access all areas to Emily’s life and social media and each episode poses a question based on parenthood, dating and body image, which Emily will attempt to answer with the help of friends, family, her social network and beyond.
“It is an absolute joy to be asked to film this follow-doc. Adulting will cover some topics that I, as a young woman, constantly think and worry about so I hope others find it relatable, and funny!”, Emily said in a statement. “I’m on a little exploration to find the answers to some common questions before I turn thirty – I’m excited!”
The four episode series is being produced by Firecracker Films, with Joe Ward serving as the series editor. It was commissioned by UKTV’s Senior Commissioning Editor Helen Nightingale and UKTV’s Deputy Director of Commissioning and Head of Factual and Factual Entertainment Hilary Rosen, and ordered by UKTV’s Director of Commissioning Richard Watsham and UKTV’s Genre General Manager Steve North. The executive producers are Helen Nightingale, Federico Ruiz and Jes Wilkins
“It’s fair to say we all fell in love with Emily while watching her in the jungle. And I’m excited that she’s prepared to bare all and answer life’s biggest questions for us”, said Helen Nightingale, Senior Commissioning Editor and Executive Producer for UKTV. “A funny and relatable woman who is not afraid to show her vulnerability is exactly the kind of aspirational person we love on W.”
“Emily is a perfect fit for W and her inimitable style makes her must-see for our viewers who can hopefully relate to her on a very genuine level”, commented Adam Collings, Channel Director for W. “I’m incredibly proud of the great series we’ve made for the channel with some of the UK’s biggest names including Emma Willis, Cherry Healey and Dr. Christian so to add Emily to that list alongside Stacey Dooley’s series this summer is very exciting.”
While Federico Ruiz, Head of Factual Entertainment for Firecracker Films, added: “We are beyond excited to be working with the talented rising star that is Emily and to be teaming up once again with the fantastic team at W. The show is tailored to Emily’s unique personality and will see her embark on a deeply personal journey with humour, emotion and plenty of rosé along the way. Working