The list includes 30 new Sky original films and 30 new original documentaries.
Sky has announced more than 125 new originals over the next 12 months, as the pay-TV platform looks to maintain its position against streaming services Netflix and Amazon Prime.
The slate includes 30 new Sky original films and 30 new Sky original documentaries, on top of drama, comedy, entertainment and art series.
It’s the biggest line up of original TV and film titles to be announced by the broadcaster. They’ll be screened on Sky and sister streaming platform Now TV.
For 2021 there’s a mix of British and American films featuring some of the biggest stars with Judi Dench, Eddie Izzard, Hugh Bonneville, Keeley Hawes, Michael Caine, Lena Headley, Rita Ora, Raff Law, Patrick Stewart, Meera Syal, Andy Serkis, Noel Clarke, Maggie Smith, Kristen Wiig, Samantha Morton, Jonathan Pryce, amongst others.
Film titles include A Boy Called Christmas, the origin story of Father Christmas, re-imagined in Gil Keenan’s live-action adaptation of Matt Haig’s best-selling novel, and family favourites such as Extinct and Monster Family 2.
After clinching the BAFTA for best mini-series Chernobyl and Patrick Melrose for the last two years, there are four new series on their way from TV writers Paul Abbott (Shameless, No Offence) with Wolfe David Farr (The Night Manager) with The Midwich Cuckoos and Joe Barton (Giri/Haji, The Batman) with Extinction and Michael Winterbottom (Welcome to Sarajevo, Wonderland and 24 Hour Party People) with This Sceptred Isle.
Speaking about the content, Zai Bennett, Managing Director, Content, Sky UK & Ireland said: “This year on Sky and Now TV we’ve got a variety of entertainment for everyone, adding a brand-new slate of Sky original films and Sky original documentaries to our line-up of award-winning drama, comedy, entertainment and art series.”
Sky is committed to more than double its investment in original content by 2024.