Alan Carr will host There’s Something About Movies, a new Sky One panel show dedicated to all things film.
From the makers of Sky One’s BAFTA winning A League of Their Own – produced by CPL Productions and Motion Content Group – the series will see Carr invite some of the UK’s favourite actors and comics to test their movie trivia and blockbuster knowledge. Filmed in front of a live studio audience, the show marks Alan’s first hosting gig for Sky.
“Super excited to be hosting There’s Something About Movies – with the unique mix of famous comedy faces and actual movie stars on one panel show together it’s going to be must see TV,” he says. “Grab your popcorn as we test the stars on their cinema knowledge, get all the Hollywood gossip behind the scenes and with some acting master classes I see if I’ve got what it takes to make it in tinsel town (spoiler alert – I haven’t).”
Phil Edgar-Jones, Head of Entertainment at Sky, adds: “We are somewhere over the rainbow with excitement to have Alan Carr taking a leading role in There’s Something About Movies. It feels like a show only Sky could make and we aim to do for films what A League of their Own has done for sport… make it funny!”
There’s Something About Movies is the latest in a raft of recent commissions from Sky, which certainly has access to big screen stars, from Helen Mirren (soon to appear in Sky Atlantic’s Catherine the Great), Idris Elba (returning to Sky One for In the Long Run Season 2), Tim Roth (recently reprised his leading role in Tin Star 2) and Romesh Ranganathan (a veteran of A League of their Own, as well as The Reluctant Landlord). It also follows a record 16 BAFTA nominations for Sky this year, including one for A League of Their Own for Comedy Entertainment programme.
The six-part series will go into production imminently and is due to air Thursday 2nd May 2019 on Sky One and NOW TV.