A+E Networks UK and Sky order "The Royal Mob" for Sky History

The Nutopia Drama documentary executively produced by Ben Goold and Jane Root alongside showrunner, Tom Stubberfield, is currently in production and is set to broadcast in the UK on Sky HISTORY in November 2022.

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A+E Networks UK has collaborated with SKY and award-winning production company Nutopia to make a 4x60’ drama-documentary entitled "The Royal Mob." The series will broadcast on Sky HISTORY in November 2022.We are thrilled to join forces with Sky History and Sky to tell this epic tale of love, war and revolution," Executive Producer, Ben Goold said. "It’s an extraordinary family saga which gives a unique perspective on the violent birth of our modern world.”

"The Royal Mob" is a Nutopia production and is executive produced by Ben Goold and Jane Root alongside showrunner Tom Stubberfield. It is currently in production and is set to broadcast in the UK on Sky HISTORY in November 2022. SKY HISTORY is available on Sky 123, Virgin 270, Talk Talk 327 and NOW. From Sky the series is commissioned by Zai Bennett, Sky’s Managing Director of Content, and Poppy Dixon, Director of Documentaries. Hayley Reynolds, Commissioning Editor, will serve as executive producer for Sky.

The project is a co-production between A+E Networks UK and Sky. From A+E Networks UK the series was commissioned, and executive produced by Dan Korn, VP of Programming, with Diana Carter, Commissioning Editor and Head of Talent. “We’re excited to be working with Nutopia to reveal a momentous event in history from the unique perspective of the women who were enmeshed in the mayhem and bloodshed unleashed by the toxic masculinity at the heart of Britain’s extended royal family," Dan Korn said.

The UK commission for Sky History tells the saga of the extended royal family, dubbed by Queen Victoria, the family that once ruled the whole of Europe, and how their loves, marriages and feuds dragged the continent into the world’s first total war and violent revolution. Told through the eyes of Queen Victoria’s favourite granddaughters, the four Hesse sisters – each of whom married into Europe’s royal courts – the series lifts the lid on the family tensions which set cousin against cousin and sister against sister, and saw millions plunged into the bloodiest war the world had ever known: a world in which the chink of champagne glasses and the rattle of royal jewellery gave way to the blast of bombs, war and murder.

The Sky History original drama-documentary from Nutopia combines premium scripted drama from acclaimed writers Jamie Brittain and Abigail Wilson with expert historians Emma Dabiri, Simon Sebag Montefiore, Priya Atwal and Miranda Carter  to tell the story. The role of Queen Victoria will be played by Michele Dotrice. "As a lifelong history buff I was absolutely delighted to be asked to work on 'The Royal Mob.' Jamie Brittain said. "Rather than feeling constrained by the historical basis of the drama, I found it to be a genuine creative boon, and the team's ability to squirrel out weird, wonderful and previously overlooked details meant helping to bring these vivid characters to life was an absolute pleasure."

We are thrilled to join forces with Sky History and Sky to tell this epic tale of love, war and revolution. It’s an extraordinary family saga which gives a unique perspective on the violent birth of our modern world.” Ben Goold Executive Producer, "The Royal Mobb"

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