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Juan Carlos: Downfall of The King coming to Sky in May

Juan Carlos: Downfall of The King, a new Sky Original documentary series, charting the rise and fall of the former Spanish King Juan Carlos I, will be coming to Sky Documentaries and NOW on 21st May 2023. The four-part series will also receive its world premiere in competition at Canneseries on April 17th. For many […]

March 28, 2023

Sky expands unscripted slate

Sky has announced 12 new unscripted original commissions coming to Sky Documentaries, Sky Crime, Sky Nature and Sky Arts this year. On Sky Documentaries, new feature doc Zuckerberg: King of the Metaverse (w/t) will piece together the events of Mark Zuckerberg’s life along with the creation of Facebook and Meta, combining rarely seen archive footage […]

January 30, 2023By Nik Roseveare

All That Breathes on Sky Documentaries

From February 8th at 9pm All That Breathes will be exclusively on Sky Documentaries and streaming service NOW. It is the first film ever to win the best documentary prize at both Sundance and Cannes – and is now a BAFTA and Oscar nominee. As legions of birds fall from New Delhi’s darkening skies, and […]

January 26, 2023

Branson docuseries on Sky and NOW in December

The four-part docuseries Branson, directed by Chris Smith (100 Foot Wave), debuts in the UK on December 4th on Sky Documentaries and streaming service NOW. Sixteen days before Richard Branson is scheduled to make a potentially historic flight as the first passenger to reach space in his own spacecraft in July 2021, the billionaire entrepreneur sits […]

November 14, 2022

Sky announces Lockerbie doc

Sky is about to start filming for upcoming new Sky original documentary Lockerbie. The 3-part series, has begun production and is produced by Mindhouse Productions in association with Sky Studios. Lockerbie (working title) tells the incredible true story of Britain’s deadliest terrorist atrocity and the most fatal terrorist attack on America before 9/11: the bombing […]

November 3, 2022

The Greatest Game to premiere on Sky Sports Cricket

Documnetary The Greatest Game will air on Sky Sports Cricket on November 5th and Sky Documentaries on November 6th – telling the story of England’s last-gasp victory over New Zealand in the iconic Super Over to win the tournament. The Greatest Game dives deep into the personal experiences of the players that came to spectacular […]

November 2, 2022

Sky reveals slate of factual commissions

Sky has unveiled seven new Sky Original documentary projects across Sky Documentaries, Sky Nature and Sky Crime. The new commissions will also air on streaming service NOW. The newly commissioned titles for Sky Documentaries include: The Good Fight Club, which follows a young team of mixed martial arts fighters from South East London, training in […]

August 25, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Sky Documentaries announces £500,000 fund for doc shorts

Sky Documentaries, the home of real-life stories from award-winning and emerging filmmakers, has launched its first documentary shorts fund in partnership with APX Content Ventures (a centralized global practice within Publicis Media) to champion directors from underrepresented backgrounds. The Sky Documentaries shorts initiative will provide up to £500,000 to fund several documentary shorts, with a […]

May 25, 2022

Sky appoints Barry in Commissioning Editor role

Sky has appointed Tom Barry in the role of Commissioning Editor in Documentaries and Factual commissioning. He will start in the position in June. In his new role, Barry will support Poppy Dixon, Director of Documentaries and Factual, in bringing premium, original features and multi-part series to Sky Documentaries, Sky Crime and Sky Nature. In […]

May 10, 2022