Two new After Ever After specials in the works at Sky One

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David Walliams’ Cinderella: After Ever After was a hit, so two more instalments are on the way!

David Walliams and King Bert’s Cinderella: After Ever After won’t be a one-off, Sky One has confirmed. Two more fairy tale specials are on the way – Jack & The Beanstalk: After Ever After and Hansel & Gretel: After Ever After.

First up is Jack & The Beanstalk: After Ever After, which will once again star Walliams – this time alongside Sheridan Smith, Blake Harrison, Jocelyn Jee Esien, Ashley McGuire and Daniel Rigby – and is described as a story “of two very unlikely friends”.

Per Sky: “We all thought Jack had put an end to the Giant but guess what? The Giant is concussed but very much alive and stuck on earth with no way back to his house in the sky. Jack must think on his feet and outsmart the angry villagers to get the giant home. Along the way, both characters discover their inner self belief and overcome their fears to help one another.”

“Christmas is a time for love and cheer. And beanstalks. Once again David Walliams has bought a fairy tale cast to deliver a genuinely unique twist on an absolute classic,” said Sky Studios’ Director of Comedy Jon Mountague in a statement. “Fe Fi Fo Fum – I smell a wonderful treat for all the family this Christmas on Sky One.”

Jo Sargent, Managing Director of King Bert Productions, added: “To be recreating these two-classic tales with a twist, building on the love and enthusiasm for Cinderella: After Ever After is something we’re incredibly excited about. David has a unique way of bringing these stories to life in the most wickedly funny way supported by our stellar cast in Sheridan Smith, Blake Harrison, Jocelyn Jee Ession, Ashley McGuire and Daniel Rigby. I believe all generations of the family will love these new tales.”