Sky customers are about to see more content coming to their TVs with the satellite television firm announcing what’s coming soon during its glitzy Up Next 2022 event at the iconic Theatre Royal, Drury Lane last night. Sky has revealed that users will be treated to the “largest ever” slate of new programming which will include top dramas, comedy and more original films.
In fact, the company is promising over 200 Sky Original shows across all genres this year – that’s a 60 percent increase from 2021 and should hopefully mean users are never short of things to tune into.
This new content will feature some of the biggest names from the world of TV and film with Kenneth Branagh, Suranne Jones, Katherine Ryan, Romesh Ranganathan, Keeley Hawes, Sheridan Smith, Billie Piper, Colin Farrell, Liam Hemsworth, Russell Crowe, Jodie Turner-Smith and Letitia Wright just some of the stars confirmed.
Although not everything that’s coming soon has been announced, Sky has given a taste of what’s to come with the return of I Hate Suzie Too starring Billie Piper and COBRA: Rebellion starring Robert Carlyle both confirmed.
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There’s also a major adaptation of Heather Morris’ bestselling novel The Tattooist of Auschwitz, a life affirming and heartrending story of bravery and love in the darkest of places.
Those who love comedy will find three new originals coming soon with Sheridan Smith starring in Rosie Molloy Gives Up Everything, Romesh Ranganathan and Katherine Ryan teaming up for Romantic Getaway, and there’s a new spin on a Christmas classic with Suranne Jones starring in Christmas Carole.
Sky has also announced that one of the first projects to be filmed at Sky Studios Elstree will be Universal Pictures highly anticipated film adaptations of the hit musical Wicked, the untold story of the Witches of Oz.
Speaking on the new commissions, Zai Bennett, Managing Director, Content Sky UK and Ireland, said: “Great stories have the power to help us connect with each other, and at its best entertainment isn’t something we watch, it’s something we feel and experience. That’s why we’re creating and investing in world-class original storytelling to give our customers even more of their favourite shows and films than ever before.
“We’re delighted to be working with some of the best UK and international talent, both on and off screen, to bring these stories to life. “
Expect more news on when these shows will officially air in the coming months.