Sky confirms a raft of new entertainment, factual, and original scripted series

During the Sky ‘Spotlight’ panel at the Edinburgh International TV Festival, Zai Bennett, Meghan Lyvers, Poppy Dixon, and Dwayne Eaton revealed new shows set to appear on Sky in the next twelve months.

24 AUG 2023

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Sky has announced a raft of new shows coming to its content slate across Sky Original drama, comedy, entertainment, arts, and factual programming. During the Sky 'Spotlight' panel at the Edinburgh International TV Festival, Zai Bennett (MD of Content, Sky UK&I), Meghan Lyvers (Director of Original Drama, Sky Studios), Poppy Dixon (Director of Documentaries and Factual, Sky) and Dwayne Eaton (Commissioning Exec, Arts and Entertainment, Sky) revealed news and sizzles, featuring the likes of Julianne Moore (Mary & George) and Harvey Keitel (The Tattooist of Auschwitz), set to appear on Sky in the next twelve months.

"At Sky, we must deliver to our customers content worth paying for, and it's with that lens we carefully consider which shows to commission and acquire across all genres, making sure we deliver some of their favorite shows of the year, with world-class talent, on and off the screen. We're pleased to announce a cohort of brand-new shows for our world-leading free-to-air Sky Arts channel, led by 'Dickens' Italy' with David Harewood, and continuing our mission to bring the arts to everyone. We are also building on the successful launch of our Sky Kids linear channel, with thoughtful, creative kids' content that parents can trust. We're looking forward to premiering the climate change documentary, 'Save Our Wildlife,' to coincide with COP28, featuring eight-year-old conservationist Aneeshwar," Zai Bennett said.

Poppy Dixon added: "With Sky Documentaries, we aim to bring our audience incredible true stories, made by the best storytellers in the business, which we're proud to showcase in the richly compelling narrative of Louis Theroux's 'Tell Them You Love Me,' as well as in the riveting, thought-provoking series 'House of Kardashian.' We also could not be more delighted to announce our ground-breaking natural history series, 'Secret World of Sound' with David Attenborough, set to premiere next year."

"We know Sky Original Comedy and Drama is loved by Sky customers, and so we are excited to bring them an unmissable lineup of series in the coming year. These include 'Mary & George,' starring Julianne Moore, and an ambitious adaptation of 'The Tattooist of Auschwitz,' which will be scored by Academy Award-winner Hans Zimmer and Kara Talve. We also revealed today that our much-loved comedy series 'Funny Woman,' starring Gemma Arterton, is returning for a second season," Meghan Lyvers said.

Dwayne Eaton commented: "Our Entertainment lineup at Sky continues to go from strength to strength, and we're so excited that one of the UK's favorite television presenters, Alison Hammond, will take up the role as team captain on our brand-new TV quiz panel show, 'Rob Beckett's Smart TV,' with host Beckett, and opposing team captain Josh Widdicombe. We can't wait for 'Rob Beckett's Smart TV' to join our award-winning entertainment slate, sitting alongside the likes of 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' and 'A League of Their Own'."

The complete list of Sky's new shows is:

- "The Tattooist of Auschwitz," Sky Original Drama for 2024.

- "Funny Woman," Sky Original Comedy, recommissioned for a second series.

- "House of Kardashian," new Sky Documentaries & Factual, for autumn 2023.

- "Tell Them You Love Me" (1x120), November 2023.

- "Secret World of Sound with David Attenborough" (3x60), for Spring 2024.

- "Dickens in Italy/Dickens: Phantoms and Fictions," new for Sky Arts, Christmas 2023

- "Battle of the Bagpipes" for 2024.

- "Save our Wildlife," new for Sky Kids, October 9th, 2023.