Sky is planning to launch more than 200 original programmes in 2022, with a raft of new commissions unveiled for its slate.
The originals output – up 60% on 2021 – includes The Tattooist of Auschwitz, which is being produced by The Cry firm Synchronicity Films. The Scottish prodco picked up rights to the Heather Morris authored book of the same name last year.
Other shows on the slate include Sheridan Smith-starring comedy Rosie Molloy Gives Up Everything from Hartswood Films, Ranga Bee and Sky Studios comedy Romesh Ranganathan’s Romantic Getaway, and a Christmas Carole, from Sky Studios.
Returners include Bad Wolf’s I Hate Suzie Too starring Billie Piper and New Pictures’ COBRA: Rebellion, starring Robert Carlyle.
Films include Letitia Wright’s drama Aisha, Colin Farrell-starring sci-fi drama After Yang, and Brian Cox’s political thriller, The Independent. Russell Crowe is also directing and starring alongside Liam Hemsworth in thriller Poker Face.
Sky’s previously announced originals range from This England starring Kenneth Branagh to The Midwich Cuckoos and the second season of Gangs Of London.
Earlier this week, Sky revealed it was boosting its factual offering with six new commissions across its channels, Sky Documentaries, Sky History, Sky Crime and Sky Nature.