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Sky Atlantic readies longitudinal doc series ‘This Is Our Family’

Sky Atlantic has commissioned a 4 x 60-minute docuseries on families in Britain filmed over the course of three years. Produced by Little Gem, This Is Our Family unites top doc directing talent with four families from across the UK, to tell the stories of their lives in three years. Directors involved in the longitudinal […]

Sky Atlantic places Trust in Danny Boyle’s FX drama

European pay TV channel Sky Atlantic has bought a Danny Boyle-led retelling of the Getty family story, with Donald Sutherland attached to star. Trust will go out exclusively on Sky Atlantic nets in the UK, Ireland, Austria, Germany and Italy. FX Productions, whose parent 21st Century Fox is currently buying Sky Atlantic parent Sky, developed […]

Amazon US moves for Spanish and UK drama

Amazon has snagged two new international scripted series, coming on board the upcoming second season of Sky’s drama Fortitude, and acquiring Spanish primetime prison drama Locked Up. Supernatural drama Fortitude is on Sky Atlantic in the UK and now has Amazon as its US partner after the streaming service bought it for the States. The […]

Sky orders drama from Walking Dead star

UK satellite channel Sky Atlantic has commissioned an original production by Line of Duty and The Walking Dead actor Lennie James. James (pictured in The Walking Dead) has written and created drama Gone, which will be directed by Nick Murphy (The Last Kingdom) and produced by UK-based Line of Duty prodco World Productions. Set on an East […]

Bennett to lead Sky UK and Ireland after rejig

Sky Atlantic director Zai Bennett will lead the wider Sky Entertainment business in the UK and Ireland after a management realignment. Bennett takes up the new position of director of programmes at Sky Entertainment, which is similar to the role Stuart Murphy held before exiting last year. The appointment is effective immediately. This means Bennett […]

US scribe writing Sky Atlantic comedy

US writer and performer David Cross is penning a comedy starring Stephen Mangan and Heather Graham for the Sky Atlantic pay TV channel in the UK. Bliss will follow Mangan (Episodes) as a travel writer, who leads a double life with families on both sides of the English city of Bristol. Graham (Boogie Nights, The […]

Westworld lights up HBO Canada

Buzzy HBO drama Westworld has become the best ever launch for HBO Canada and The Movie Network. The sci-fi series bowed strongly on HBO in the US and also on Sky Atlantic in the UK. In both Canada and the UK the series opener beat Game of Thrones in terms of viewing numbers. On HBO […]

Westworld UK launch bigger than Game of Thrones

Westworld’s debut in the UK was bigger than both Game of Thrones and Fortitude. The new HBO sci-fi drama pulled in a consolidated 1.84 million viewers on its debut in the UK on pay TV channel Sky Atlantic. This makes it bigger than Game of Thrones’ debut (1.45 million) and previous record holder Fortitude (1.74 […]

Endemol Shine brings Guerrilla talent to town

Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) and Babou Ceesay (Black Mirror, Eye In The Sky) are headed to Cannes to promote their new political thriller Guerrilla. The show is for Sky Atlantic in the UK and Showtime in the US and counts Idris Elba’s prodco Green Door among its producers. The six-parter is set in 1970s London and […]

DirecTV Lat Am welcomes Last Panthers

Pay TV provider DirecTV Latin America has acquired six-part crime series The Last Panthers. The Sky Atlantic and Canal+ drama will launch regionally on the platform today. The show, from the UK’s Warp Films and France’s Haut et Court Television, follows a gang of daring diamond thieves who are drawn into a collision with a […]

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