Sky Kids has unveiled a slate of seven brand new premium Sky Originals set to hit screens this year.
Among the raft of Sky Original programming airing on the Sky Kids TV channel which launches on 13 February is Mittens and Pants (3+), narrated by Marcus Bentley (Big Brother), following the adventures of live-action shy kitten Mittens and her energetic puppy pal Pants.
Also announced is Daisy Haggard (Breeders, Back to Life) as the voice of Misty, in recently revealed animated and live-action hybrid Sky Original show My Friend Misty (5+), executive produced by Fearne Cotton, which sees Misty (Haggard) set out to build kids emotional resilience as she pops up with magical visits throughout the show to help children with their feelings.
Jodie Whittaker is narrator in previously announced show Ready, Eddie, Go! (3+), based on books Eddie’s Stories, written by award winning-author, Nikki Saunders. The series sees character Eddie who is autistic taken step-by-step through new experiences and situations such as a trip to the barbers, “so when he encounters this in real life, he’s ready to go.”
Adding to the line-up of new shows is a one-off special released in the run up to World Book Day, Ama’s Story (4+). Created by a black British couple of Ghanian and Nigerian heritage, Ama’s Story is based on their daughter’s experience of being unable to find a book or character that represented her own background or culture. This inspired them to write and publish a number of picture books and an animated short based on Ama’s own experiences.
New Sky Kids Original BooSnoo! (2+) is a “unique blend of calm and exploration providing the chance to reset.” The show is inspired by elements that engage children, including those with learning difficulties and children who may be on the autistic spectrum, developed with support of the National Autistic Society. Those watching will follow the journey of a red ball as it moves through fantastic landscapes and machines filled with music, art, space, water and more.
Mia’s Magic Playground S2 (3+) follows Mia and her best friends Tilly and Oskar as they return to their imaginary world in a new season of “adventure, friendship and discovery, developing emotional intelligence and self-confidence inspired through play.”
Pooch Mooch (3+), celebrates the special relationship between a child and their dog, seeing life from the Pooch’s perspective and giving viewers the chance to look at what they get up to with their young owners whilst out and about all around the UK.
Lucy Murphy, Director of Kids Content at Sky said: “We know our younger viewers and their families will love discovering our slate of brand-new shows, as well as enjoying more of their favourite characters. This is a brilliant line-up to start the year on our new channel and there are more exciting announcements still to come”.
Ama’s Story (1×22”) produced by Wildseed Productions. Lily Brook is the Producer and Makalla McPherson is Director. Executive producers Miles Bullough, Jesse Cleverly, Cynthia Deluola and Sarah Mattingley. The Commissioning Editor at Sky Kids is Estelle Hughes. Launching in February 2023
Pooch Mooch (20×10”) produced Twenty Twenty Productions. Executive Producer, Helen Soden, Series Directed by Jack Jameson. The Commissioning Editor at Sky Kids is Ian France. Launching in February 2023
Mia’s Magic Playground (24×7”) produced by Moonbug Entertainment. The Executive Producers at Sky Kids are Lucy Murphy and Lisa Mackintosh. Launching February 2023
Mittens and Pants (39×7”) Windy Isle Entertainment. Creator and Director Phil McCordic, Executive Producers Phil McCordic and Shereen Ali. Lisa Mackintosh is the Executive Producer for Sky. Launching in February 2023
BooSnoo! (20×6”) A Visionality and Mackinnon and Saunders production in association with APX Content Ventures. Executive producer Julian Bashford. The Commissioning Editor at Sky Kids is Ian France. Launching in February 2023
My Friend Misty (10 x 10”) Hillside productions, part of CTVC. Executive Producer Ian Holt and Fearne Cotton. Directed by Will Brenton. The Commissioning Editor at Sky Kids is Ian France. Launching in April 2023
Ready Eddie Go!: (26×7”) Hocus Pocus Studio. Executive Producer, James Murphy and Nikki Saunders. The Commissioning Editor at Sky Kids is Ian France. Launching in October 2023
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