As part of Sky’s continued investment in original home-grown content, Sky Living HD today announces the commission of LOVE MATTERS – six original and exclusive comedy one-offs. Drawing on some of the sharpest writing talent in the UK, the bittersweet comedies will paint a fresh picture of romance and the pursuit of it in the 21stcentury.
The 6×30 tales have been ordered up by Head of Comedy, Lucy Lumsden, and will play a part in establishing unique comedy credentials for Sky Living.
Antonia Hurford-Jones, Director Sky Living: “It’s exciting times as Sky Living evolves over the coming months and the LOVE MATTERS comedies are a really important indication of where we are going. Written and starring some of the best of British talent, they will show our customers Living’s appetite and ambition for brilliantly funny and confident original, scripted content on the channel.”
Lucy Lumsden, Head of Comedy at Sky adds: “This season of one-off films about love have allowed us to deliver a wide range of original comic voices and fresh tones to Sky Living. We are delighted with the results and think that they will strike a chord with our customers.”
Sarah Solomani (Him & Her) has penned APHRODITE FRY for Ruby Productions about a Brighton based mural artist, Aphrodite, who is spurned by a fleeting and lacklustre one-night stand.
Lovely Day will be delivering Blackpool based KITTEN CHIC, written by BAFTA award-winning Daran Little (The Road to Coronation Street), who createsthe large, confident but ever-single, 17 year old Kitten who is determined to snag the man of her dreams.
30 AND COUNTING will come from Bwark Productions, their first since the Inbetweeners. Written by Chris Little and Tom Vinnicombe, this romantic comedy is all about the quest for the perfect woman.
From ITV Studios, writers Isy Suttie (Peep Show) and Fergus March have written MISS WRIGHT, a will-they-won’t-they comedy peppered with original musical numbers performed by Suttie.
A NICE ARRANGEMENT comes from Red Productions, written by Sanjeev Kohli. Sat and Siobhan have been going out for a while now, but she knows that going out with a British Sikh has its own set of cultural issues, so she’s utterly delighted when Sat finally asks her to move in.
From Channel X comes OFFICIALLY SPECIAL following World Record Official Jo Pepper as she presides over some of the most bizarre and banal record attempts whilst juggling her own increasingly complicated personal life.
Love Matters is exec produced by Saskia Schuster, Commissioning Editor, Sky.
Love Matters will air on Sky Living in early 2013
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