Sky partners with Wonderhood & The Guardian for modelling industry exposé

European pay TV operator Sky has partnered with UK newspaper The Guardian and Wonderhood Studios on a docuseries that explores alleged sexual abuse in the modelling industry.

The untitled three-part series will aim to shine a spotlight on the life-changing events experienced by models over decades, revealing not only the behaviours of prominent individuals but also how the allure and practices of the industry were able to facilitate abuse that often saw predators operating in plain sight.

The series will be produced by an all-female team including investigative journalist Lucy Osborne and executive producers including Guardian News & Media’s Jacqueline Edenbrow, Wonderhood’s chief creative officer Samantha Anstiss and Rebecca Templar.

Wonderhood Studios and the Guardian had been developing separate projects covering the same subject before coming together last year to collaborate on the show.

It will launch on Sky Documentaries in the UK and Ireland, as well as on Sky in Germany and Italy, while “global broadcast partners” are attached but have not yet been revealed. The series is being produced in association with Sky Studios.

Poppy Dixon, who was appointed director of documentaries & factual at Sky last year, said: “This series promises to shine a light on practices which have historically gone unchallenged in the fashion industry.  Sky Documentaries showcases challenging and thought-provoking documentaries, and I’m honoured to partner with Wonderhood and The Guardian for this important series.”

Edenbrow added: “Following a committed and long-running special investigation into wrongdoing in the modelling industry we are excited to be working together with Wonderhood Studios to build on Lucy Osborne and the Guardian’s reporting to create a powerful documentary series.”

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