Sky confirmed some of the new and returning titles making up its slate for 2023. In total, Sky Cinema customers will now have access to 100 Sky Original films in 2023.
The company confirmed the return of comedy specials "As Brassic" for a fifth season, and a one-off special, "Intelligence." The title will join four brand-new Sky Originals scheduled to launch this year. The romantic comedy from Roughcut TV, "Smothered" is a working title written by Monica Heisey, starring British talent Danielle Vitalis and Jon Pointing as two sex starved strangers who agree to some no strings fun. Until the strings begin to appear. Ryan Sampson, authors "Mr Bigstuff" in which estranged brothers Glen and Lee, played by Danny Dyer in his TV comedy debut, try to patch up a sibling rivalry that may well be beyond repair. Or beyond Spare.“2023 is going to be a blistering year for comedy on Sky. With returning favourites like Brassic and a crop of box fresh shows, with undeniably dynamic talent, Sky continues to be the home of UK comedy," Jon Mountague, Director of Comedy at Sky Studios said.
Other new additions include “The Independent" starring Jodie Turner-Smith and Brian Cox, Zach Braff's "A Good Person,” starring Florence Pugh and Morgan Freeman, Lee starring Kate Winslet and “The Portable Door” with Sam Neill and Christoph Waltz. Housing a varied catalog of original films, Sky Cinema launches new films every month. The new additions will join a slate of original and exclusive films and TV shows coming to Sky in 2023 to expand the platform’s offering. “From a Jim Henson fantasy adventure that promises you pure escapism to a gut-wrenching drama about Lee Miller’s life starring the masterful Kate Winslet, our Sky Original offering on Sky Cinema truly has something for everyone,” Julia Stuart, Director of Original Films at Sky, said. “We’re hugely excited to share with you a whole host of exclusive content from our 2023 slate.”
Also making its debut in 2023 is the recently announced, "Dreamland" starring Freema Agyeman and Lily Allen, following a family of four sisters, their mum and their nan in the seaside town of Margate. Sky also unveiled details about its Christmas special, "Joy To The World" (w/t), starring BAFTA winner Timothy Spall and James Nesbitt as two Santa’s with very different agendas. The company also released a first look trailer for "Dreamland," a series about secrets, lies, loves and aspirations within a family of four sisters. Set in the British seaside town of Margate, it is a dark comedic exploration of multi-generational female relationships, and their (somewhat dysfunctional) family dynamics.
From a Jim Henson fantasy adventure that promises you pure escapism to a gut-wrenching drama about Lee Miller’s life starring the masterful Kate Winslet, our Sky Original offering on Sky Cinema truly has something for everyone. We’re hugely excited to share with you a whole host of exclusive content from our 2023 slate.” Julia Stuart Director of Original Films, Sky