The supernatural crime thriller is a new in-house production from Sky Studios and is globally distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution.


Nenda Neururer, Clara Rugaard and Solly McLeod


Sky announces its new original, "The Rising", an eight-part supernatural crime thriller produced entirely in-house from Sky Studios. The filming is due to begin in the Lake District next month with executive producer Julian Stevens, ("The Fall" and "Informer").

With a distinctive tone and visual style, "The Rising" is a story about love, justice and the cost of pursuing the truth in a world that wants to keep it hidden. The series is set to star a fresh line up of young emerging talent including Clara Rugaard ("I Am Mother"), Nenda Neururer ("A Brief History of Struggle") and Solly McLeod ("Boxing Day").

Following the RTS-winning Sky Original "The Third Day", "The Rising" is the second in-house production from Sky Studios and the first to be produced entirely in-house. The Sky Original drama was commissioned by Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content at Sky UK and Manpreet Dosanjh, Commissioning Editor for Sky Studios. Serena Thompson serves as Executive Producer for Sky Studios. The eight-part, one hour episode series will be directed by Ed Lilly ("Industry") and will be executive produced by Julian Stevens ("The Fall") and Pete McTighe ("A Discovery of Witches").

The series is written by Pete McTighe alongside Charlene James ("A Discovery of Witches"), Roanne Bardsley ("Free Rein"), Gemma Hurley ("Host") and Laura Grace ("Das Boot"). NBCUniversal Global Distribution handle international sales on behalf of Sky Studios.

In the UK, Ireland, Italy and Germany, the series will launch on Sky One in 2022. In the UK, Ireland and Italy, it will also be available on streaming service NOW, as well as Sky Ticket devices in Germany, Sky X in Austria and Sky Shows in Switzerland.

Zai Bennett, Sky’s Managing Director of Content said “'The Rising' is a really fresh take on an atmospheric thriller and I’m hugely excited to bring this story to Sky, complete with a great line up of young, emerging talent. The story of Neve takes audiences on a journey from mystery, suspense and horror, all set to the stunning scenic backdrop of The Lake District.”

Jane Millichip, Chief Content Officer, Sky Studios said, “Following a successful production collaboration on 'The Third Day', 'The Rising' is the first series produced entirely in-house at Sky Studios. It re- enforces our ambition and commitment to building high-quality production capability that sits alongside our work with independents. It’s fantastic to be working with Julian Stevens and a world-class team of established and emerging talent, who are delivering a fresh and impactful take on the supernatural genre.”

Julian Stevens, Executive Producer for 'The Rising' said “'The Rising' grabbed me instantly as an incredibly unique concept. It’s a powerful story with a strong and unexpected protagonist at the heart of it. We explore subverting tropes throughout, giving agency to our central character and allowing the entire narrative to be told from her perspective. It’s a pleasure to be working on such a compelling and dynamic show.”

The Rising' is a really fresh take on an atmospheric thriller and I’m hugely excited to bring this story to Sky, complete with a great line up of young, emerging talent. ” Zai Bennett Sky’s Managing Director of Content

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