Warner Bros. Discovery UK & Ireland has made five new commissions for discovery+ and linear, including three shows and two returners.
Fatal Flight: Shoreham delves into a story of a fighter jet that crashed into a busy main road during The Shoreham Air Show in 2015, killing 11 people and injuring many more. The pilot who survived the crash soon faced questions on whether his flying was to blame for the disaster. Using shocking footage captured by spectators from the crash scene, interviews with victim’s families and survivors, of whom many are speaking for the first time, this is the story of the disaster, its aftermath and the seven-year fight for justice and truth behind the fatal flight. The film, produced by Ricochet, will drop on discovery+ in December.
Fans of Henry Cole and Fuzz Townsend can look forward to their return in an 8×60 series for Quest, Shed & Buried: Classic Cars. For the last few years Henry and Fuzz have been sifting through the nations sheds looking for all manner of automotive treasure but in this new brand new series they are on the hunt for a different type of prey – classic cars. From beach buggies to classic minis and Land Rovers they will buy them, restore them, have fun with them and hopefully sell them on for a tidy profit. Each of these HCA Entertainment produced episodes will feature a different vehicle with the series airing early next year.
The Face Doctors (w/t) is a brand-new 8×60 medical series for Really, following patients as they undergo life-changing surgery and cutting-edge treatment to fix their serious facial conditions. Filming in the world-renowned Addenbrooke’s Hospital, the series follows Britain’s top doctors and clinicians, working in Maxillofacial to Plastics to Prosthetics, who come together with one goal: remarkable transformations of the face. Produced by Dragonfly (a Banijay UK company) The Face Doctors (w/t) will air on Really mid next year.
Aussie Gold Hunters is back for season 10 of the show, which will see a mix of intrepid gold hunters take on the unrelenting Australian outback in the quest for a life-changing fortune in gold. As the price of gold continues to rise, miners and prospectors across New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia battle bushfires, floods, treacherous landscapes and 45-degree heat to quell their gold fever. 20×60 new episodes will air in 2025. The series is produced by Electric Pictures.
Help! My House is Haunted returns for a sixth season, featuring brand-new stories of the UK and Ireland’s most spinechilling cases of paranormal phenomena. Together, Ian, Barri and Jayne identify, communicate and capture ground-breaking proof of the paranormal, bringing peace to the living and the dead. The series, which will see 12 new episodes, produced by Back2Back Productions will drop on discovery+ next year.
Clare Laycock, SVP Head of Content, Networks & Streaming at WBD UK & Ireland, said: “We’re delighted to welcome brand-new shows to our streaming and linear portfolio. Fatal Flight: Shoreham is an ambiguous and engrossing story with many questions on the truth behind the fatal crash left unanswered. On the other hand, Shed & Buried: Classic Cars is a great new addition to our linear portfolio, appealing to petrol heads, vintage lovers as well as treasure hunters! We’re also pleased to see our long-running franchises return with more episodes of viewer-favorite paranormal and extreme jobs shows.”
The series were ordered by Clare Laycock and commissioned by Charlotte Reid.
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