A slate of nine new Sky original documentaries and factual shows are in the works ahead of the launch of the new Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature channels.
The new feature-length documentaries and series include biographies of Stephen Hawking, Tina Turner and Steve McQueen. There are also the sports docs The United Way, about Manchester United and led by Eric Cantona; and Tyson Bruno, a feature-length film charting the highs and lows of two of boxing’s biggest icons. Lancaster will tell the story of the Lancaster Bomber, synonymous with the Dambusters and the servicemen that flew them. The Go-Go’s looks at the pioneering female punk band, while Look Away looks at the darker side of rock and statutory rape.
Sky Nature is introducing Shark with Steve Backshall, a series committed to dispelling the myth of sharks as cold-blooded killers.
Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature, alongside the rebranded Sky HISTORY, launch on May 27 and will be available to all Sky and NOW TV customers at no extra cost. The new shows are currently in production and will air at the end of 2020 and into 2021.
Zai Bennett, Sky’s managing director of content, said: “These new commissions showcase Sky’s investment in world-class original content and the breadth and range of factual shows our customers will be able to find on Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature. With the launch of these two new services and Sky HISTORY, we want to provide viewers with compelling, engaging and informative TV, a place where nature and documentary fans can gravitate to.”