Following the 2023/2024 PDC World Championship Final, Sky Documentaries has announced the commission of “celebratory” access all areas premium documentary series Darts, which will follow the world of professional darts and be available later this year.
Darts (wt) will be made by Dorothy St Pictures and Meadowlark Media.
The three-part series, which tracks the action from pre-tournament preparation to the final and beyond, follows up-and-coming hopefuls to top-seeded players, the families who support them to achieve their dreams, as well as those who work tirelessly behind the scenes.
Julia Nottingham, Founder, Dorothy St Pictures said “As documentary storytellers, we were mesmerised by the world of professional darts. We are so excited to share the stories behind this great British sport that is fast winning new audiences and hosts such compelling characters.”
Tom Barry Commissioning Editor, Sky Documentaries said: “This year’s World Championship has shown how Darts can captivate the nation. Going beyond just the competition, for the first time, we are thrilled to be bringing audiences closer to the action and give them a glimpse of what it takes to make it to the top.”
John Skipper, CEO, Meadowlark Media said: “We’re ecstatic to be working alongside Dorothy St in capturing the thrill of the darts at this year’s World Championship. The PDC and Sky have allowed us to cement the stories of Alexandra Palace, which we are confident will resonate on a global scale. We’re grateful for the opportunity. “
Darts is produced by the Dorothy St Pictures for Sky, whose previous credits include Coleen Rooney: The Real Wagatha Story and Pamela, A Love Story. It’s co-produced by John Skipper’s US-based Meadowlark in conjunction with the PDC (Professional Darts Corporation).
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