SkyShowtime’s exclusive launch event was held on Thursday 3rd November in Amsterdam. Hosted by Alex Zane, the event featured a look at the new and exclusive programming that will be premiering on SkyShowtime in the coming year.
Stars from across many of the service’s series premieres attended, including Rebecca Romijn and Ethan Peck, of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Demián Bichir of Let The Right One In, as well as Clara Rugaard of The Rising.
Other top talent in attendance was Halo’s Bokeem Woodbine and Yerin Ha, A Friend of the Family’s Jake Lacy and Colin Hanks and The Calling’s Jeff Wilbusch and Juliana Canfield.
New titles which will be rolled out over the coming year include The Calling, Funny Woman, Mayor of Kingstown Season 2, Rabbit Hole, Ripley, Three Women and Taylor Sheridan series’ Tulsa King, 1923 and Lioness.
The new series announced encompass a range of genres and boast some of Hollywood’s most acclaimed actors:
The Calling: A crime drama series that follows NYPD detective Avraham Avraham (Jeff Wilbusch) whose belief in mankind is his superpower when it comes to uncovering the truth. Guided by a deep sense of spirituality and religious principles, Avraham is forced to question his own humanity when a seemingly routine investigation turns upside down. TX: 1 December 2022
Tulsa King: From Academy Award nominee Taylor Sheridan, Tulsa King stars Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone as New York mafia capo Dwight “The General” Manfredi, just after he is released from prison after 25 years and unceremoniously exiled by his boss to set up shop in Tulsa, Okla. Realizing that his mob family may not have his best interests in mind, Dwight slowly builds a crew from a group of unlikely characters, to help him establish a new criminal empire in a place that to him might as well be another planet. TX: December 2022
1923: From Academy Award nominee Taylor Sheridan, 1923 is the next instalment of the "Yellowstone" origin story, following the record-breaking performance of 1883. Starring Academy Award nominee Harrison Ford and Academy Award winner Helen Mirren, 1923 will introduce a new generation of the Dutton family and explore the early twentieth century when pandemics, historic drought, the end of Prohibition and the Great Depression all plague the mountain west, and the Duttons who call it home. TX: January 2023
Funny Woman: A comedy series based on Nick Hornby’s bestselling novel Funny Girl, which tells the story of Blackpool beauty queen Barbara Parker (Gemma Arterton) as she tries to make it in London at the height of the swinging 60s. Parker’s humour turns out to be her greatest asset and she redefines what it means to be a funny woman. TX: January 2023
Mayor of Kingstown Season 2: Hailing from Academy Award nominee Taylor Sheridan and Hugh Dillon, Mayor of Kingstown follows the McLusky family, power brokers in Kingstown, Mich., where the business of incarceration is the only thriving industry. Starring Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner and Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest, the series tackles themes of systemic racism, corruption and inequality, and provides a stark look at their attempt to bring order and justice to a town that has neither. TX: 2023
Rabbit Hole: A spy thriller series, tells the story of John Weir (Kiefer Sutherland), master of deception in the world of corporate espionage, who is framed for murder by powerful forces with the ability to influence and control populations. TX: 2023
Ripley: Based on Patricia Highsmith’s bestselling Tom Ripley novels tells the story of a grifter living in 1960s New York whose employment by a wealthy family proves the ideal vehicle for deceit, fraud and ultimately murder. Andrew Scott stars in the title role of Tom Ripley, Johnny Flynn as Dickie Greenleaf and Dakota Fanning as Marge Sherwood. TX: 2023
Three Women: Based on the internationally bestselling non-fiction book by Lisa Taddeo, who has also executive produced. The haunting, intense series follows the lives of Sloane (DeWanda Wise), Maggie (Gabrielle Creevy) and Lina (Betty Gilpin) – three very different women from different parts of America – who have agreed to share their stories of desire with grieving writer, Gia (Shailene Woodley). TX: 2023
Lioness: From Academy Award nominee Taylor Sheridan, Lioness is based on a real-life CIA program and follows Cruz Manuelos (Laysla De Oliveira), a rough-around-the-edges but passionate young Marine recruited to join the CIA’s Lioness Engagement Team to help bring down a terrorist organization from within. Zoe Saldaña will play Joe, the station chief of the Lioness program tasked with training, managing and leading her female undercover operatives.
SkyShowtime CEO Monty Sarhan said: “Brilliant stories are essential to SkyShowtime which is why I’m so proud of tonight’s announcement that so many exceptional series – starring some of Hollywood’s biggest names - will soon be available across our service. It really is showtime!”
An exciting collection of new blockbuster movies will also be rolled out across SkyShowtime over the coming months. Previews of Top Gun: Maverick, Jurassic World Dominion, Minions: The Rise of Gru, The Northman, Downton Abbey: A New Era, Nope, Ambulance and The Bad Guys are all showing at tonight’s event.
SkyShowtime features new premium scripted series, kids and family content and a selection of iconic library titles and box sets from Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks Animation, Paramount+, SHOWTIME®, Sky Studios and Peacock - all streaming in one place.
All content detailed in this release is specific to Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands and Portugal.
SkyShowtime is currently live in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands and Portugal and will be launching in Spain and CEE by end of Q1 2023.
SkyShowtime brings together the combined resources of both companies, direct-to-consumer experience, and the very best entertainment, movies, and original series from the iconic brands of Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Sky Studios, Peacock, Paramount +, SHOWTIME®, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon.
SkyShowtime will be available in more than 20 European markets encompassing 90 million homes. Ultimately, it will be offered in Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden.