Comcast-Backed Sky Unveils 2020 Programming Slate At Glitzy Tate Modern Event As It Eyes 25% Increase In Originals This Year

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Comcast-backed Sky has unveiled a huge swathe of commissions as part of its 2020 programming slate as it eyes a 25% increase in the number of originals on air this year.

The pay broadcaster revealed ten new projects ahead of a fancy upfronts event at the Tate Modern art gallery in London, which is set to feature stars including David Schwimmer, Steve Coogan and Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams.

It is set to air 80 original series in 2020, a 25% increase on last year, including Jude Law’s The Third Day, Billie Piper’s I Hate Suzie and FX co-pro Breeders. It will also increase the number of U.S. acquisitions across its channels, which now includes Sky Comedy and Sky Documentaries, by 40% including HBO’s The Plot Against America, The Undoing, Phoebe Waller-Bridge-exec produced Run and Showtime’s Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.

New projects unveiled today include paramedic comedy Bloods, starring Samson Kayo and Jane Horrocks,
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