SkyShowtime Unveils Ten New Original Series


Eight months after its fall launch in Europe, SkyShowtime has unveiled a slate of ten original, exclusive series set to come this year.

The upcoming slate includes Codename: Annika, a Finnish-Swedish crime drama revolving around a Finnish art-fraud investigator who goes undercover to infiltrate an auction house in Stockholm to investigate its connection with a notorious money launderer. It will begin streaming in the Nordics later this year.

The Spanish SkyShowtime original Las Invisibles (The Invisible Ladies), meanwhile, is slated to premiere in Spain on June 5. It centers on a group of strong women characters who, as maids working at a luxury hotel in the Mediterranean, work to restructure their own lives that are juxtaposed against those of the wealthy visitors at the resort.

Previously announced SkyShowtime originals includes the Polish drama Warszawianka, becoming available to audiences on June 19; the Czech and Slovakian comedy The Winner, coming later this year; and the Spanish original Mentiras Pasajeras (Fleeting Lies), also coming later this year. Additional Spanish originals such as Bosé and Los Enviados (The Envoys) are already available for audiences, with season two of Por H o por B beginning to stream on May 26 and season two of Los Enviados debuting later this year.

Other new series coming to the streamer throughout the year are Poker Face, starring Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll, Orange Is the New Black), and Django, a Western-style series that reimagines the famous 1866 film.

Later on in the year, SkyShowtime will premiere The Curse, an original starring Emma Stone, Nathan Fielder and Benny Safdie that explores how an alleged curse disturbs the relationship of a newly married couple. The platform will also exclusively premiere the latest Taylor Sheridan series, Special Ops: Lioness, starring series lead and executive producer Zoe Saldaña, executive producer Nicole Kidman, Laysla De Oliveira and Morgan Freeman.

Season five of Yellowstone will stream exclusively across SkyShowtime markets later this year, as will the second seasons of 1923, Tulsa King and Halo. Hit movies such as Babylon, Bros, M3GAN and She Said will debut on the platform in most markets, joining blockbuster films Top Gun: Maverick, Jurassic World Dominion and Minions: The Rise of Gru.

“SkyShowtime is dedicated to Europe and we are proud to be launching original programming across our markets,” said Monty Sarhan, CEO of SkyShowtime. “Premiering such a robust and impressive slate of 10 original series in our first year is virtually unheard of for a new streaming service. As home to some of the most compelling exclusive programming—representing the best of Hollywood and the region—and an exceptional line-up of movies, SkyShowtime is dedicated to bringing customers across Europe a premium content offering at a great price.”