Sky greenlights Facebook & Mark Zuckerberg doc among 12 new originals

Zuckerberg: King Of The Metaverse

Sky is adding to its unscripted slate with a dozen new originals, including a feature doc about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and a crime series exploring drug gangs in Ireland.

Zuckerberg: King Of The Metaverse (w/t) combines rarely seen archive footage and exclusive interviews to reveal more about the social media titan, with the show set to debut on Sky Documentaries later this year.

It is from Rogan Productions, in association with Sky Studios, and is being directed by Nick Green.

Sky Documentaries will also air Dublin Narcos, which tracks the rise in violence, addiction and organised crime in Dublin from the 1980s to present day. The show is from Blast!, producers of Sky’s Liverpool Narcos series.

Murder-focused duo Gone: Ireland’s Vanishing Triangle (w/t), from Bristol-based Five Mile Films, and Rare TV’s Who Killed Lin And Megan Russell? will both air on Sky Crime, while BBC Studios’ The Great Rhino Robbery, Dragonfly TV’s Forced Out – about homosexuality in the UK military – and Passion Pictures’ Daley, which explores Olympic star Daley Thompson, will debut on Sky Documentaries.

Rounding out the slate is Sky Nature’s Whale With Steve Backshall (True To Nature) and a quartet of shows for Sky Arts,. These include: Brian Johnson and Mark Knopfler’s Good Times and Greatest Guitar Riffs from Sony’s Somethin’ Else TV Studio; Castle Entertainment’s Decoding Turner, about the famed artist JMW Turner; and Bill Bailey’s Master Crafters: The Next Generation, from Spun Gold TV.

Sky Documentaries and Sky Crime titles are commissioned by Poppy Dixon, director of docs & factual, while Sky Arts titles are commissioned by Phil Edgar-Jones, director of Sky Arts & entertainment.

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