Sky is powering on with its original content and we now have a feast of first-look trailers to enjoy
We reported yesterday (here) on Sky’s ambitions for new content and today they’ve followed up with six new trailers for a whole range of shows. We’ll go through each one by one.
Mutiny in space
We’re already very keen on Intergalactic, and the new trailer has added to our excitement. Coming spring 2021 on Sky One and NOW TV, writer Julie Gearey (Prisoners’ Wives, Cuffs, Secret Diary of a Call Girl), tells the story of fearless young cop and galactic pilot, Ash Harper (Savannah Steyn), who has her glittering career ripped away from her after being wrongly convicted of a treasonous crime and exiled to a distant prison colony. But on the way there, Ash’s fellow convicts stage a mutiny and seize control of their prison transfer ship. With the flight crew dead, mob leader Tula Quik (Sharon Duncan-Brewster), is intent on reaching the free world – Arcadia – with her gang; and Ash is the only pilot who can get them there.
Back and in more trouble
Autumn 2021 brings Temple 2. Daniel is in even deeper trouble. In the first season, he just about kept the plates in the air as he looked after his wife, Beth, in an illicit clinic underneath Temple tube station. But now everything comes crashing down as Beth wakes from her coma and demands answers. You can watch the trailer here. If you didn’t catch Temple, you might want to rectify that after seeing this.
A lighthearted look at the world of paramedics
A change of pace with a Jane Horrocks comedy, Bloods is a six-part series where Horrocks and Samson Kayo are partners in the South London ambulance service. When tough-acting loner Maleek is paired with over-friendly divorcee Wendy, their partnership looks dead on arrival. But pretty soon they’re giving each other life support. An ensemble comedy starring Lucy Punch, Julian Barrett, Adrian Scarborough, Kevin Garry, Sam Campbell and Aasiya Shah. It’s coming on March 10 2021. Watch the trailer here.
A third season for a much-loved Michelle Keagan comedy
When it comes to comedy on Sky, you have to talk about Brassic. Brassic 3 hits our screens later this year. In the last season of Brassic, fans were left with a cliff-hanger: What did Erin (Michelle Keegan) whisper to Vinnie (Joe Gilgun)? Join them and the rest of the gang – Tommo, Dylan, JJ, Ashley, Carol, Cardi, Sugar and Farmer Jim – as they continue to celebrate the chaos with more misadventures and schemes.
Thrilling, funny and specially extended to eight episodes, the new season sees the friends thrown deeper and deeper into trouble. With pressure building from the Police and crime boss Mr. McCann, Vinnie is forced to ruthlessly take no prisoners in his bid to escape. The trailer is here.
Into the water with Sky Nature
Shark with Steve Backshall – Premieres in autumn 2021 on Sky Nature and NOW TV. This revelatory series celebrates the wonder of sharks and dispels the myth that they are just cold-blooded killers. Steve Backshall, a naturalist and shark expert, gets us closer to sharks, to encounter a diverse and incredible family of over 400 different types. Teaming up with world-leading scientists, Steve will make stunning discoveries, revealing glow in the dark sharks, sharks that walk on land and ancient sharks over 400 years old. Watch Steve and sharks in the trailer here.
Coming to Sky Documentaries on February 26, Bruno v Tyson profiles the staggering highs and lows of one of sport’s most iconic rivalries. The compelling film explores what happened when Britain’s gentle giant, Frank Bruno, came up against America’s ‘baddest man on the planet’ Mike Tyson. A complex battle between friend and foe, America and Britain, Bruno v Tyson charts the rivalry and subsequent reunion that came to define one of boxing’s most iconic clashes, and the fascinating ways that Frank Bruno and Mike Tyson’s lives were to remain connected beyond the ring. The trailer is here.
This feast of first-look trailers is just the tip of the iceberg of new shows coming to Sky. You can read more about them in the press statement here.