By Patrick Munn | February 19, 2019 - 8:14 pm | No Comments
After serving as Acting Head of Drama since the exit of Anne Mensah, Cameron Roach has been promoted to fill the position on a permanent basis. His official title is Director of Drama and Sky Studios. He will report to Gary Davey, Managing Director of Sky Content. Roach has already commissioned his first two scripted projects as Director of Drama: sci-fi series Intergalactic for Sky One and period drama Little Birds for Sky Atlantic.
By Patrick Munn | September 27, 2018 - 3:37 pm | No Comments
Sky's production and distribution division Sky Vision is taking Curfew to MIPCOM in Cannes next month. Cast members Sean Bean, Phoebe Fox, Malachi Kirby and Billy Zane will all be in attendance on Monday 15th October to launch the street racing drama series to international buyers.
By Patrick Munn | September 24, 2018 - 5:12 pm | No Comments
Sky is increasing their spend on original comedy. The satcaster's flagship channel Sky One has given the green-light to comedy series Hitmen and one-off The Queen & I, and renewed the Idris Elba created In The Long Run for a second season.
By Patrick Munn | August 28, 2018 - 3:09 pm | No Comments
Sky One' eight episode street racing drama series Curfew has added former The O.C. star Adam Brody to its already impressive cast. Brody, who played Seth Cohen on the Fox teen drama, has been cast as - and kudos to Sky's press office for the alliteration here - mysterious megalomaniac millionaire Max Larssen.
By Patrick Munn | August 22, 2018 - 1:37 pm | No Comments
Peaky Blinders is getting a promotion. The period drama from Steven Knight is relocating from its long-time home on BBC Two and moving to BBC One for its upcoming fifth season. The announcement was made today by the BBC's Director of Content Charlotte Moore at the Edinburgh TV Festival.
By Patrick Munn | July 2, 2018 - 6:20 pm | No Comments
After producing a series of shorts for Sky's Sky Kids app, Tiger Aspect Productions has been commissioned to produce a thirty-minute Aliens Love Underpants AND... Christmas special for the satcaster's flagship channel Sky One. After airing on Sky One, the special will available on all Sky’s on demand platforms including the Sky Kids app and NOW TV. The Christmas special, titled Aliens Love Panta Claus, is based on the picture book of the same title written by Claire Freedman, illustrated by Ben Cort and published by Simon and Schuster. It sees the aliens giving away underpants because it’s Christmas. But when they realise they have a famous pair of underpants that could halt Christmas for everyone, they jump in to action to save the day and help Santa deliver all his presents by spaceship.
By Patrick Munn | May 2, 2018 - 12:45 pm | No Comments
Billy Zane (Titanic, Zoolander), Miranda Richardson (Stronger, Churchill), Michael Biehn (Aliens, The Terminator) and Harriet Walter (Law & Order: UK, The Crown) have joined the cast of Sky One's street racing drama series Curfew.
By Patrick Munn | April 25, 2018 - 1:27 pm | No Comments
Channel 4 is teaming up with Mo Gilligan and Tiger Aspect Productions for a new entertainment format. The broadcaster has handed out a pilot order to Mo's Town, hosted by Gilligan and produced by the Ripper Street indie, which will be a mix of comedy, sketches, music, celebrity guests and audience interaction.