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Sky goes fully ‘in-house’ for first time with crime thriller ‘The Rising’

European pay TV operator Sky has ordered an eight-part supernatural crime thriller that marks its first commission to be produced entirely in-house. The Rising, which begins filming in the Lake District in the UK next month, is being produced by Sky Studios and executive producer Julian Stevens (The Fall). It is based on Belgian crime […]

Bridging the gap: Solving viewer fatigue with scripted series

Serialised drama has soared in popularity over recent years, but as the number of shows on offer continues to multiply, Nick Edwards asks whether audiences are getting tired of long-term commitment Long-running, immersive TV series have come to define our drama consumption over recent history. First, there were the early pioneering shows such as Hill […]

CBS adapts Sky One’s ‘A League Of Their Own’

US broadcaster CBS has signed up for a local adaptation of UK format A League Of Their Own. Currently in its 14th season on Sky, the sports comedy entertainment series is a panel quiz show that sees two teams of three competing in a trio of rounds and answering sports-related questions while completing studio challenges. […]

Sky orders ‘The Trip to Greece’

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are to reunite with director Michael Winterbottom for The Trip to Greece, the fourth instalment of their comedy series. The Sky original series, from Revolution Films, will see the duo’s fictionalised characters embark on a road trip around Greece, dining in Greek hot spots including Assos, Kavala, Stagira, Athens, Epidaurus, […]

Sky One links with Expectation for David Schwimmer comedy

Sky One has commissioned Expectation for a six-part comedy starring Friends actor David Schwimmer (pictured, right). Schwimmer is to star and exec produce the show, which is a co-production with Dark Harbor Stories, alongside British co-star, writer and exec producer Nick Mohammed (The Martian; pictured, left). The series is a workplace comedy based in Cheltenham […]

Zodiak scores Sky SVOD deal, renewal

Sky’s subscription on-demand services have acquired episodes of CBeebies shows Waybuloo and Mister Maker, while Sky One has renewed wacky game show Wild Things. The SVOD deal with Zodiak Kids hands Sky more than 150 episodes of the CBeebies series, which will be made available in the UK and Ireland via Sky On Demand and […]

Miniseries strike back

A few years ago, it looked like scripted miniseries were heading for the scrapheap. With networks favouring TV movies, returning series and fast-moving factual entertainment franchises, miniseries started to look expensive to produce and hard to schedule. Things are very different now, reports Andy Fry.   A run of well-received projects such as Rome, Pillars […]