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Sky announces A Town Called Malice crime thriller

Sky has announced a new eight-part Sky Original drama A Town Called Malice, a raucous crime thriller and family saga set on the Costa Del Sol in the early 1980s, with a pulsating ’80s soundtrack. Casting is yet to be announced but filming is set to begin later this year and run into 2022 in […]

August 26, 2021

Sky commissions Nick Hornby’s Funny Girl

Sky has announced the commission of upcoming comedy series based on Nick Hornby’s bestselling novel, Funny Girl, coming exclusively to Sky and streaming service NOW as a Sky Original. The new Sky comedy series is about a young woman from Blackpool finding her comic voice in the male dominated world of the 1960s sitcom. Bold, […]

August 26, 2021

Filming begins for Sky Original drama Then You Run

Sky has commenced filming on Then You Run (formerly announced as You), a new Sky Original drama based on Zoran Drvenkar’s thriller novel, You. Produced by Kudos (a Banijay UK company), in association with Sky Studios and German label MadeFor, the eight-part drama will see Leah McNamara (Normal People, Danny Boy), Vivian Oparah (I May Destroy You),  Yasmin Monet Prince (Hanna, Unsaid Stories) and newcomer Isidora Fairhurst take on the […]

August 24, 2021

Portrait Artist of the Year season 8 on Sky Arts in October

On October 13th 2021, Portrait Artist of the Year will make a welcome return to Sky Arts and streaming service NOW for its eighth season. Portrait Artist of the Year, back with hosts Stephen Mangan and Joan Bakewell, brings with it a brand-new batch of amateur and professional artists as they battle it out to […]

August 19, 2021

Peacock coming to Sky

NBCUniversal and Sky will make AVoD service Peacock available at no additional cost to nearly 20 million Sky customers in Europe. Beginning later in 2021, Peacock will make its international debut across Sky platforms, including Sky Q, NOW, and Sky Ticket, currently serving customers throughout the UK, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Austria, and Switzerland. “Comcast’s Xfinity […]

July 29, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Sky One rebranding as Sky Showcase

Sky is axing the Sky One channel brand and replacing it with a new flagship brand, Sky Showcase. Sky One launched across Europe in April 1982 and is the oldest non-terrestrial TV channel in the UK. The pay-TV broadcaster has additionally announced that it will be launching a new linear channel called Sky Max. Sky […]

July 28, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Sky revives Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Sky thas commissioned a new series of long-running music quiz Never Mind the Buzzcocks. The show will return to screens as a new 8 episode series, plus a one-off Christmas special, with new host Greg Davies (Taskmaster, The Inbetweeners). The Sky Original will air this autumn on Sky and streaming service NOW and is produced […]

July 14, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Sky Sports launching The Lions pop-up channel

Sky Sports has announced a full schedule of programming and pop-up channel for its coverage of the British & Irish Lions 2021 Castle Lager Series in South Africa – complete with archive footage, documentaries and exclusive behind the scenes content, in addition to five Lions warm-up games and the three Test matches. The Sky Sports […]

June 28, 2021By Nik Roseveare

New cast members join 2nd season of Gangs of London

Sky has announced that filming is underway on the second season of Sky Original drama, Gangs of London, with a new cast line up joining the multi-talented ensemble from season one. The global hit series, which began production over three weeks ago is produced by Pulse Films in association with SISTER, for Sky Studios and […]

June 28, 2021

Britannia season 3 on Sky Atlantic, NOW from August 24

Sky has announced that all eight episodes of the third instalment of Sky Original Britannia will TX on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW on August 24th. The series stars David Morrissey, Mackenzie Crook, Sophie Okonedo, Annabel Scholey, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Eleanor Worthington-Cox and Zoë Wanamaker. In a world of mythic Celtic tribes, […]

June 21, 2021