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News Louisa Mellor 29 Nov 2013 - 07:38

Sky is looking to commission original UK sci-fi and fantasy drama. This is good news...

At last night's Moonfleet launch, Sky One controller Adam Macdonald announced that the channel was keen to commission original UK sci-fi and fantasy drama in the coming years. It's a sentiment echoed in a recent Broadcast interview, in which Macdonald said, "quick-witted science fiction plays well with Sky audiences, and I’m intrigued by fantasy worlds that have layer upon layer of lore". If that intrigue makes it onto the screen, it could play out well for genre fans across UK audiences, and not just Sky subscribers.

We've seen it happen countless times; one channel enjoys a success, and another attempts to match it. It happened between the BBC and ITV with The Paradise and Mr SelfridgeDownton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs, as just a few (not to mention the twin dancing, »

- louisamellor

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