Sky has ordered three new big budget entertainment series for Sky 1

Sing It (working title), is described as “the UK’s first authentic a cappella singing contest,” Revolution (working title), an extreme sport action-entertainment show “that will pitch skateboarders, BMXers and skaters against one other”, and Carmageddon (working title), an “epic clash where pimped-up, battle ready cars will face their judgement day.”

Sing It is a competition show with 30 a cappella groups battling it out to be crowned the winner. It will be hosted by Cat Deeley. The seven-episode series culminates with the winning group recording an album at Abbey Road Studios with a single released in time for Christmas.

Sing It is directed by concert and music director Sam Wrench who has worked with The Weeknd, Coldplay and Mumford and Sons. The show is produced by Fizz, and executive produced by Peter Usher (Sing If You Can, Britain’s Brightest) and Clair Breen (Britain’s Got Talent, The X Factor). The commissioner for Sky is Bill Hobbins and the show will head to Sky 1 in September 2017.  International distribution for the series and format will be handled by Sky Vision alongside Banijay Group who will be representing the format rights in their production territories.

Revolution is a new large scale action-entertainment show, “a thrill-packed war on wheels filmed on a jaw-dropping purpose-built course that only those with speed, skill and nerves of steel will be brave enough to face.”

The show is a tournament between inline-skaters, skateboarders and BMX riders on the Revolution course.

It is due to air in early 2018 and is produced by Znak & Co and Motion Content Group. It is executive produced by Natalka Znak (I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!, Hell’s Kitchen) and Glenn Coomber (Strictly Come Dancing, The Jump) for Znak & Co, and Abigail Adams (The Jump, Wild Things) for Motion. The commissioner for Sky is Bill Hobbins, and international distribution for the series and format will be handled by Sky Vision and Motion Content Group.

Carmageddon is a “high-octane and humorous show” that will see teams of engineers, mechanics and drivers transform their car concepts into a reality as they hand-build armed and battle-ready vehicles before fighting it out in three “Mad Max-style”  arenas in the desert.

The six-episode series is produced by Primal Media (a joint venture with Lionsgate) and Motion Content Group, with executive producers Mat Steiner and Adam Wood for Primal and Melanie Darlaston for Motion. The commissioner for Sky is Barbara Lee.

Phil Edgar Jones, Head of Entertainment at Sky, said: “We’re making Sky 1 even bigger, bolder and better by bringing these three epic entertainment shows to the channel. The adrenalin-fuelled Revolution brings a unique entertainment spin on extreme sports, Carmageddon turns cars into monsters and Sing It celebrates the joy of the unaccompanied voice at its purest. There’s something to get everyone either on the edge of their seats or dancing round the living room.”

Jon Creamer

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