SkyShowtime today announced its newest original series and exclusive programming that will be coming to the service in 2024.
The announcement was made by SkyShowtime CEO Monty Sarhan and Chief Content Officer Kai Finke during a panel discussion at leading industry event Content London, where they shared details about the upcoming programming.
SkyShowtime will premiere the SkyShowtime Original series Veronika, a Swedish crime thriller series with a paranormal flavour starring Nordic superstars Alexandra Rapaport (Honour) and Tobias Santelmann (SkyShowtime Exclusives Beforeigners and Welcome to Utmark, as well as Point Break and Those Who Kill). The eight-part series is created and scripted by Katja Juras and Anna Lindblom (Gåsmamman) and helmed by acclaimed director Jonas Alexander Arnby (War of the Worlds). The series was acquired from Viaplay Content Distribution and will be available to stream exclusively across all SkyShowtime markets. The premiere date will be announced next year.
SkyShowtime also shared that The Tattooist of Auschwitz, will be branded a SkyShowtime Original and will be coming exclusively to the service in 2024 across most of its markets. The Sky production is a limited event series and is based on the globally bestselling novel by Heather Morris, and stars Jonah Hauer-King (The Little Mermaid, World on Fire) and Anna Próchniak (Baptiste, Warsaw 44) in the lead roles of Lali and Gita. Academy Award® nominee Harvey Keitel (The Irishman, Youth) plays modern-day Lale and Critics Choice Awards winner Melanie Lynskey (The Last of Us, Yellowjackets) plays Heather Morris. Jonas Nay (Deutschland 83, 86, 89) also stars in the role of Stefan Baretzki. The score is composed by Multi-Academy Award® winning composer Hans Zimmer and Kara Talve and award-winning director Tali Shalom-Ezer (My Days of Mercy, Princess) directs all six episodes. It will be available to stream exclusively across the following markets: Albania, Andorra, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Sweden.
Additionally, SkyShowtime has acquired the exclusive first pay window for award-winning Polish feature film Kos (Scarborn), which will be branded as a SkyShowtime Exclusive. The historical action-drama will be available to subscribers in Poland and becomes the first SkyShowtime Exclusive film available to stream in market.
The film was the most awarded title at this year’s Polish Film Festival, where it received nine awards including The Grand Prix-Golden Lions Award for Best Film. Directed by Paweł Maślona, the films stars an award-winning cast including Bartosz Bielenia (Corpus Christi), Jacek Braciak (Leave No Traces) and Robert Więckiewicz (In Darkness). Kos (Scarborn) is set in the spring of 1794 when General Tadeusz ‘Kos’ Kosciuszko returns to Poland to start an uprising against the Russians by mobilising the Polish nobility and peasants. A ruthless Russian cavalry captain named Dunin wants to capture the general at all costs before he causes a national rebellion. This title was acquired from Viaplay Content Distribution.
As a streaming service created specifically for Europe, SkyShowtime is committed to providing its members with programming that resonates with local audiences across its markets. These titles increase the portfolio of original and exclusive programming on offer to audiences and builds on the success of existing original series launched on the platform this year including Bosé, Codename: Annika, Fleeting Lies (Mentiras Pasajeras), Poker Face, The Invisible Ladies (Las Invisibles), The Winner (Víťaz) and Warszawianka.
Alongside these titles, SkyShowtime will offer members even more new and exclusive series in 2024 including SkyShowtime Original Series The Curse and The Envoys (Los Enviados) (S2), as well as exclusive series Apples Never Fall, Halo (S2), Knuckles, The Lovers, Mary & George, Ted and The Woman in the Wall.
SkyShowtime will also feature a big line-up of first-run theatrical movies and box office hits including: Asteroid City from Wes Anderson, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, and PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie. Exact premiere dates for all of these shows will be announced at a later date.
SkyShowtime CEO Monty Sarhan said: "Building on our robust 2023 slate, SkyShowtime is proud to be announcing some of the great content already planned for 2024. In addition to offering the best from Hollywood—including the critically-acclaimed SkyShowtime Original series The Curse and big box office hits such as Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One —we also offer local programming that resonates with audiences in our markets. Our new original series Veronika, as well as the critically acclaimed Polish film Kos, demonstrate our commitment to providing great entertainment and value to our members.”
Featuring thousands of hours of quality entertainment for the whole family, SkyShowtime subscribers have access to new and exclusive series, originals, award-winning movies, 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. SkyShowtime is available in Albania, Andorra, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
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Based on Liane Moriarty’s New York Times bestselling novel, Apples Never Fall centres on the seemingly picture-perfect Delaney family. Former tennis coaches Stan (Sam Neill) and Joy (Annette Bening) have sold their successful tennis academy and are ready to start what should be the golden years of their lives. While they look forward to spending time with their four adult children (Alison Brie, Jake Lacy, Conor Merrigan-Turner, Essie Randles), everything changes when a wounded young woman knocks on Joy and Stan's door, bringing the excitement they've been missing. But when Joy suddenly disappears, her children are forced to re-examine their parents' so-called perfect marriage as their family's darkest secrets begin to surface.
Asteroid City is a dot-on-the-map desert town in the American Southwest. The year is 1955. The town’s most famous attraction is a gigantic meteor crater and celestial observatory nearby. This weekend, the military and astronomers are welcoming five science award-winning children to display their inventions. Not far away, over the hills, mushroom clouds from atomic tests are seen. The scene has been set for Wes Anderson’s newest film, both a rollicking comedy, dazzling in creation, and packed to the brim with images for one to dart their eyes to and from, and also as deeply felt as any of Anderson’s previous works. Starring Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Jeffrey Wright, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Liev Schreiber, Hope Davis, Stephen Park, Rupert Friend, Maya Hawke, Steve Carell, Matt Dillon, Hong Chau, Willem Dafoe, Margot Robbie, Tony Revolori, Jake Ryan and Jeff Goldblum.
Led by showrunner and executive producer David Wiener (Brave New World), the series takes place in the universe that first debuted in 2001 with the launch of Xbox®’s first “Halo” game. Dramatizing an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant, Halo the series weaves deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future.
Spring of 1794, Poland is in a state of unrest. General Tadeusz ‘Kos’ Kościuszko returns to the country, planning to ignite an uprising against the Russians by mobilising Polish gentry and peasants. He is accompanied by his faithful friend and former slave, Domingo. Kościuszko is being tracked down by a merciless Russian cavalry captain, Dunin, who wants to do whatever it takes to capture the general before he starts a national revolt. Starring Agnieszka Grochowska, Bartosz Bielenia, Jacek Braciak, Matylda Giegżno, Robert Więckiewicz, Piotr Pacek, Łukasz Simlat, Jason Mitchell. Directed by Paweł Maślona, with screenplay by Michał A. Zieliński. Kos is a co-production between Aurum Film, Viaplay Group, TVP, K5 Film & K5 International, the Podkarpacki Regional Film Fund, Mazowiecki & Warsaw Film Fund and Krakow Film Fund.
Knuckles is the first TV series in the expanding ‘cinematic world of Sonic the Hedgehog’. The new live-action series will follow Knuckles on a hilarious and action-packed journey of self-discovery as he agrees to train Wade as his protégé and teach him the ways of the Echidna warrior. The series takes place between the films Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sonic the Hedgehog 3, marking the next installment of the hit franchise.
In addition to Idris Elba as the titular character Knuckles, Adam Pally will reprise his role from the film franchise as Wade Whipple. The ensemble for the Knuckles series also includes recurring cast Edi Patterson (The Righteous Gemstones), Julian Barratt (Mindhorn), Scott Mescudi (Don’t Look Up), Ellie Taylor (Ted Lasso) and guest star Rory McCann (Game of Thrones). In addition, Tika Sumpter will guest star, reprising her role as Maddie.
Starring Academy Award and BAFTA-winning actor Julianne Moore (Still Alice, Far From Heaven), alongside Nicholas Galitzine (Cinderella, Purple Hearts) and Tony Curran (Mayflies, Your Honour), Mary & George is inspired by the unbelievable true story of Mary Villiers, who moulded her beautiful and charismatic son, George, to seduce King James I and become his all-powerful lover. Through outrageous scheming, the pair rose from humble beginnings to become the richest, most titled and influential players the English court had ever seen, and the King’s most trusted advisors. And with England’s place on the world stage under threat from a Spanish invasion and rioters taking to the streets to denounce the King, the stakes could not have been higher. Prepared to stop at nothing and armed with her ruthless political steel, Mary married her way up the ranks, bribed politicians, colluded with criminals and clawed her way into the heart of the Establishment, making it her own.
Mary & George is a dangerously daring historical psychodrama about an outrageous mother and son who schemed, seduced and killed to conquer the court of England and the bed of King James I.
In Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team embark on their most dangerous mission yet: To track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity before it falls into the wrong hands. With control of the future and the fate of the world at stake, and dark forces from Ethan's past closing in, a deadly race around the globe begins. Confronted by a mysterious, all-powerful enemy, Ethan is forced to consider that nothing can matter more than his mission – not even the lives of those he cares about most.
When a magical meteor crash lands in Adventure City, it gives the PAW Patrol pups superpowers, transforming them into The MIGHTY PUPS! For Skye, the smallest member of the team, her new powers are a dream come true. But things take a turn for the worse when the pups' arch-rival Humdinger breaks out of jail and teams up with a mad scientist to steal the superpowers for the two villains. With the fate of Adventure City hanging in the balance, the Mighty Pups have to stop the supervillains before it's too late, and Skye will need to learn that even the smallest pup can make the biggest difference.
In this prequel event series to the Ted films, it's 1993, and Ted the bear’s (Seth MacFarlane) moment of fame has passed. He’s now living back home in Framingham, Massachusetts with his best friend, 16-year-old John Bennett (Max Burkholder), along with John’s parents, Matty and Susan (Scott Grimes and Alanna Ubach) and cousin Blaire (Giorgia Whigham). Ted may be a lousy influence on John, but at the end of the day, he’s a loyal pal who’s always willing to go out on a limb for friendship.
Co-created, co-written and executive produced by Benny Safdie and Nathan Fielder, The Curse centers on Whitney and Asher Siegel, a newlywed couple struggling to bring their vision for eco-conscious housing to the small community of Española, New Mexico. Their efforts are complicated when an eccentrically flawed reality TV producer, Dougie, sees opportunity in their story. As the series unfolds, the couple find themselves caught in a mysterious web of ethical and moral gray zones - all while trying to keep their relationship afloat. The series stars Emma Stone (La La Land, The Favourite), Fielder (The Rehearsal) and Safdie (Oppenheimer). Guest stars include Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi, Emmy® nominee Corbin Bernsen and Constance Shulman.
In the second season, Priests Pedro Salinas (Méndez) and Simón Antequera (Silvestre) delve into a web of mystery and murder in a Galician convent. With three blind nuns bearing witness to a supposed miracle, the battle between lies and faith escalates. As they probe deeper, tragedy strikes with the sudden demise of their host Joaquin. Now entangled in a dual investigation, the priests confront not only the mystical, but also a much earthlier truth. As the battle between deceit and faith escalates, this season promises an electrifying fusion of mystery, murder and heart-pounding thrills.
Lorna Brady (Ruth Wilson) is a woman from the small fictional town of Kilkinure, who wakes one morning to find a corpse in her house. Chillingly, Lorna has no idea who the dead woman is or if she herself might be responsible for the apparent murder…That’s because Lorna has long suffered from extreme bouts of sleepwalking, understood to have manifested around the time she was ripped from her life at the age of 15 and incarcerated in The Kilkinure Convent. The Convent was home to one of Ireland’s infamous Magdalene Laundries, a place where women were taken when they fell afoul of the social mores of their times – from those accused of committing adultery to teenage pregnancies. When it finally closed its doors, a score of survivors were left suffering in its wake. Very few women were able to go on and lead relatively normal lives, others, such as Lorna, were even less fortunate in their fate. One thing all survivors had in common, is that none of them would ever forget.
Unluckily for Lorna, the extremely ambitious, albeit elusive, Detective Colman Akande (Daryl McCormack) is now also on her tail for a crime which is seemingly unrelated to the dead woman she’s discovered in her house. Colman quickly rose through the ranks of the Garda Síochána thanks to his natural aptitude for the job. He possesses a dark and sometimes scathing wit but there is a quiet sadness to him that even he doesn’t understand, and he's hiding his own secrets from the world…
The Tattooist of Auschwitz is inspired by the heart-breaking true-life story of Lali and Gita Sokolov. Lale (Jonah Hauer-King) arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1942, and shortly after arrival, he was made one of the tätowierer (tattooists), charged to ink identification numbers onto fellow prisoners’ arms. One day, he meets Gita (Anna Próchniak) when tattooing her prisoner number on her arm. They experience love at first sight, and so begins a courageous, unforgettable, and human story. Under constant guard from a volatile SS officer Baretzki (Jonas Nay), Lale and Gita became determined to keep each other alive.
Around 60 years later, Lali (Harvey Keitel) meets novice writer Heather Morris (Melanie Lynskey). Recently widowed, Lali finds the courage to tell the world his story. In recounting his story to Heather, Lali, in his 80s, faces the traumatic ghosts of his youth and relives his memories of falling in love in the most horrific of places.
Nordic superstars Alexandra Rapaport (Honour, Little Did I Know) and Tobias Santelmann (Those Who Kill; Point Break) lead this innovative crime thriller with supernatural elements. The eight-part series is created and scripted by Katja Juras and Anna Lindblom (Gåsmamman) and helmed by acclaimed director Jonas Alexander Arnby (War of the Worlds).
Veronika Gren (Alexandra Rapaport) is an introverted police officer and mother of two with a complex past and a tablet addiction. When she sees a dead boy standing in a hospital parking lot, Veronika initially questions her own sanity. But further visions make her realise that she is face to face with victims of unsolved crimes - and that her past holds the key to bringing them justice and catching a killer still on the loose.
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