Sky launches drama frenzy with largest season ever

Sky viewers in Ireland can look forward to a whole host of new and old favourite dramas this autumn

Eoin Clarke
by Eoin Clarke on 18th September, 2013

Sky has wasted no time at all in announcing the enthralling set of drama titles set to steal the hearts and minds of Irish viewers this autumn.

The new content includes Critical, a 13-part energetic medical drama to take pride of place on Sky 1, alongside a psychological horror starring Eva Green, Timothy Dalton and Billie Piper among others.

While Penny Dreadful is scaring the nation senseless on Sky Atlantic, two further shows for the Playhouse Presents strand on Sky Arts – Nightshift and Foxtrot – will also hit the screens.

Stuart Murphy, Director of Sky Entertainment, expressed his delight at the content Sky has delivered to date and insisted they will continue to push the boundaries of creative endeavour.

“We really believe that our philosophy of backing world class creative talent and pushing them to make their best work is the way to go,” he said.

His views were echoed by the Head of Drama, Cameron Roach, who said Sky loves producing the popular dramas that capture the imaginations of so many people.

“We hope that everyone who watches them feels like they’ve discovered something new, exciting and very special,” he said.

Meanwhile, plenty of popular shows are also making a comeback. Strike Back, Moonfleet and Mad Dogs: The Finale are all making an appearance on Sky 1.

Furthermore, Fleming sees Dominic Cooper tells the story of the life of James Bond writer Ian Fleming on Sky Atlantic, while The Tunnel premieres in October.

If that wasn’t enough to whet the appetite of the most ardent drama fan, The Smoke, from Skins writer Lucy Kirkwood, is set to test the water with truly moving stories of a crew at a London fire station.

Daniel Radcliffe also returns to the screen as Sky Arts showcases the return of A Young Doctor’s Notebook and Other Stories as a doctor caught up in the Russian Revolution.

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