Warner Bros. Discovery UK & Ireland has commissioned a number of new and returning series across Reality, True Crime, Paranormal, Property, Food and Medical.

11 new and returning titles will drop on discovery+ and air across linear channels, Really, Food Network and Quest Red, in 2023 and early 2024.

Ahead of the second season of 90 Day Fiancé UK that goes out this Sunday on discovery+, Warner Bros. Discovery UK & Ireland has commissioned a 1×90 Tell All special available on discovery+ this Autumn. Following in the footsteps of the US show, the  format will be hosted by renowned comedian, actor and writer Katherine Ryan, who will delve into the stories of the viewers’ favourite couples, discovering their latest news, gossip and unresolved arguments.

The ‘VS’ format produced by Optomen, makers of Johnny vs Amber and Kim vs Kanye: The Divorce will also return to discovery+ later this year with Gwyneth vs Terry: The Ski Crash Trial and Peltz-Beckham vs The Wedding Planners. Each 2×30 series will take a look at the most talked about legal battles with access to those close to the cases. The clash between the Oscar-winning actor Gwyneth Paltrow, and retired optometrist Terry Sanderson, led to an avalanche of press and social media reactions. Delving into the world of the ultra-rich and ultra-famous, the second docuseries unpacks the very different point of views of the Peltz-Beckhams and the wedding planners they fired just weeks before the ceremony.

Following Jack Osbourne’s Haunted Homecoming is new series Jack Osbourne’s Tasmanian Terror on discovery+ this October. Jack Osbourne teams up with “some of Australia’s premier ghost hunters and together they explore the most haunted place in the southern hemisphere – the cruel former penal colony in Hobart, Tasmania.” Produced by NHNZ Worldwide, the 2×60 Jack Osbourne’s Tasmanian Terror will drop on discovery+ for Halloween.

Warner Bros. Discovery UK & Ireland has also commissioned two new seasons of Back2Back-produced Celebrity Help! My House Is Haunted, with season 3 set to launch on discovery+ later this year. The 6×60 series will see a host of celebrities “face their fears and explore the paranormal forces occupying their living spaces.”

Across WBD’s UK & Ireland linear portfolio, Really will show Alan Cumming’s Paradise Homes. The 6×60 series, produced by Lion Television Scotland is a “voyage of imagination, as the actor travels to spectacular homes to find inspiration for his own dream property.” In the series, created in partnership with Velux, Alan Cumming meets the “visionaries who challenge conventional home building practices to build the world’s most imaginative dwellings.”

Really will also show new medical format The Foot Fixer. The 8×60 title, featuring “award-winning celebrity Podiatrist” Marion Yau, “Miss Foot Fixer,” sees Marion tackle extreme fungal infections, rams horn toenails, bunions, warts, corns, wounds, lesions, ulcers from her London clinic which she runs, aided by her GP husband Kenny and a team of surgeons. The series, produced by 12 Yard Productions, will air in 2024.

On Food Network two returning series bolster the line-up with Tom Kerridge’s Sunday Lunch, which includes a Christmas special, and Sophie Grigson: Slice of Italy. In the second season of the series produced by Bone Soup Productions, viewers “can indulge in yet more delicious lunch recipes” created by Tom Kerridge. The 8×30 series will air later this year, including an hour-long Christmas special. Also premiering later in 2023 is the 10×30 second series of Sophie Grigson: Slice of Italy, produced by Finestripe Productions. The new series will reveal new aspects of the food loving Italian region of Puglia.

On Quest Red, WBD UK & Ireland will bring viewers two new series in the True Crime offering. The Suitcase Murders, delves into the gruesome crimes of killers who attempt to hide their victims in luggage. While criminal psychologists identify the personality traits and sociopathic motivations required to become a ‘Suitcase Murderer’, forensic experts and detectives reveal how their suspect’s attempts to hide and transport their victims offer the clues they need to bring them to justice. The 8×60 series, produced by Woodcut Media, will air later this year.

Also premiering in 2024 on Quest Red is Deadliest Families from Crackit; the makers of Deadliest Mums & Dads and Britain’s Deadliest Kids. The 6×60 series investigates devastating murder cases where the victim and killer are family. Forensic psychologist Kerry Daynes analyses the psychology of the killer, exposing the red flags leading up to each murder.

Clare Laycock, SVP Head of Content, Networks & Streaming at WBD UK & Ireland, said: “We’re excited about the breadth of this latest slate of commissioned programmes, across discovery+ and linear, which span our viewers’ most-loved genres from Property, Reality, and Food to True Crime and Paranormal. And we are delighted to offer both new and returning favourites laden with high profile talent ranging from Katherine Ryan to Alan Cumming.”

“We’re bringing our viewers the stories they are deeply passionate about, whether that’s talent-led food shows or our true crime and paranormal shows which gather an extremely curious audience, keen to investigate the most terrifying cases alongside our experts on screens.”

The series were ordered by Clare Laycock and commissioned by Charlotte Reid.


Jon Creamer

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