Sky Studios
TypeSubsidiary
PredecessorSky Vision
FoundedJune 2019; 2 years ago (2019-06)
Headquarters
Grant Way, Osterley
,
England
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Cécile Frot-Coutaz (CEO)[1]
ParentSky Group (Comcast)
SubsidiariesJupiter Entertainment
Love Productions
Transistor Films
Znak & Co
Websitewww.skygroup.sky/skystudios

Sky Studios is a production company founded by Sky in June 2019 with assets from the now defunct Sky Vision.[2] It develops, produces and funds original drama, comedy and documentary, and has investments in a number of production businesses in the UK and US: Love Productions (wholly owned), Blast Films!, Sugar Films, True North Productions, Chrysalis Vision, True to Nature, Longboat Pictures and The Lighthouse[3][4] in the United Kingdom; Jupiter Entertainment, Talos Films, Znak & Co. and Catalina Content[5] in the United States.[6]

As part of the launch of Sky Studios, the broadcaster also announced that they would double their spend on original productions to over $1.3 billion over the next five years.[7][8]

In September 2019, Sky Studios announced they were launching a US-arm called The Hive, based in New York and Tennessee, utilising expertise from Jupiter Entertainment.[9][10] In December 2021, Sky Studios sold their minority stake in Bad Wolf to Sony Pictures Television.[11][12]

Sky Studios Elstree

In December 2019, Sky announced plans to develop Sky Studios Elstree.[13] The facility is being built at Rowley Lane, Borehamwood, located close to the existing Elstree Studios. The new studios are expected to open in 2022, and will provide production space for Sky's original content as well as film and TV productions from NBCUniversal, which is owned by Sky's parent company Comcast.[14]

It is expected that the facility will have 14 stages, with the smallest being approximately 1,800 m2 (19,000 sq ft).[15] The site is also expected to house post-production facilities and an on-site screening cinema.[16]

Partnerships

Sky Studios has creative partnerships in place with a range of production companies including Merman TV[17] (founded by Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford), Rangabee[18] (founded by Romesh Ranganathan and Benjamin Green), The Apartment[19] (part of Fremantle and led by Lorenzo Mieli) and an overall deal with German filmmaker Philipp Leinemann.[20]

Original productions

Scripted series
Year Title Original network(s) Notes Refs.
2020 The New Pope Sky Atlantic (Italy), HBO, Canal+ with The Apartment, Wildside, Haut et Court TV, Mediapro, Sky Italia [21]
ZeroZeroZero Sky Atlantic (Italy), Canal+, Amazon Prime Video with Cattleya, Bartleby Film, Sky Italia
Gangs of London Sky Atlantic (UK), Cinemax/AMC with Pulse Films, Sister Pictures, Sky UK
Devils Sky Atlantic (Italy), OCS with Lux Vide, Sky Italia, Orange Studio [22]
Das Boot (season 2–) Sky One (Germany) with Bavaria Film, Sky Deutschland [23][24]
I Hate Suzie Sky Atlantic (UK) (season 1), Sky Max (UK) (season 2–) with Bad Wolf, Sky UK
Two Weeks to Live Sky One (UK) with Kudos, Sky UK
Petra Sky Atlantic (Italy) with Cattleya, Bartleby Film, Sky Italia
The Third Day HBO, Sky Atlantic (UK) with Plan B Entertainment, Punchdrunk International, Sky UK [25]
We Are Who We Are HBO, Sky Atlantic (Italy) with The Apartment, Wildside, Small Forward, Sky Italia
Romulus Sky Atlantic (Italy) with Cattleya, Groenlandia, Sky Italia
Hausen Sky One (Germany) with Lago Film, Sky Deutschland
2021 A Discovery of Witches (seasons 2–3) Sky One (UK) (seasons 1–2), Sky Max (UK) (season 3) with Bad Wolf, Sky UK
Bloods Sky One (UK) with Roughcut TV, Sky UK [26]
Speravo de morì prima Sky Atlantic (Italy) with Wildside, Capri Entertainment, Fremantle, The New Life Company, Sky Italia [27]
Anna Sky Atlantic (Italy) with Wildside, Arte France, The New Life Company, Sky Italia
Intergalactic Sky One (UK) with Moonage Pictures, Motion Content Group, Tiger Aspect, Sky UK [28][26]
Domina Sky Atlantic (Italy), Sky Atlantic (UK) with Fifty Fathoms, Cattleya, Sky Italia [29]
Ich und die Anderen Sky One (Germany) with Superfilm Filmproduktions GmbH, Sky Deutschland [30]
Britannia (season 3–) Sky Atlantic (UK) with Vertigo Films, Neal Street Productions, Sky UK
Brassic (season 3–) Sky Max (UK) with Calamity Films, Sky UK [26]
The Ibiza Affair Sky Atlantic (Germany) with W&B Television, Sky Deutschland [31]
Temple (season 2–) Sky Max (UK) with Hera Pictures, Sky UK [26]
Gomorrah (season 5) Sky Atlantic (Italy) with Cattleya, Sky Italia [32]
Landscapers HBO, Sky Atlantic (UK) with Sister, South of the River Pictures, Sky UK
A casa tutti bene - La serie Sky Serie (Italy) with Lotus Production, Sky Italia
Unscripted series
Year Title Original network(s) Notes Refs.
2021 Murder at the Cottage: The Search for Justice for Sophie Sky Crime (UK) with Hell's Kitchen, Dare Films, Sky UK [33]
Shark with Steve Backshall Sky Nature (UK) with True to Nature, Sky UK [34][26]
Unscripted films
Year Title Original network(s) Notes Refs.
2021 Steve McQueen: The Lost Movie Sky Documentaries (UK) with Associated Rediffusion Productions, Sky UK [34]
Bruno v Tyson Sky Documentaries (UK) with Workerbee, Sky UK [34][26]
Hawking: Can You Hear Me? Sky Documentaries (UK) with Atlantic Productions, Sky UK [34]

Upcoming

Scripted series
Unscripted series
Unscripted films

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