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19/02/2019

Cameron Roach Appointed Sky's Director Of Drama And Sky Studios

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Mr Cameron Roach has been appointed as Sky's Director of Drama and Sky Studios, as he announced his first two original commissions, Little Birds for Sky Atlantic and Intergalactic for Sky One.

Starring Juno Temple (Dirty John, Atonement, Killer Joe, Maleficent 1&2), Little Birds is a playful and intensely evocative adaptation of Anais Nin’s infamous collection of erotic short stories, written by Sophia Al-Maria (The Girl Who Fell to Earth) and directed by Stacie Passon (Billions, House of Cards).

Intergalactic is an action-packed sci-fi drama, set in the 23rd Century. Written by Julie Gearey (Prisoners’ Wives, Cuffs, Secret Diary of a Call Girl), it follows a crew of fierce female convicts who break free and go on the run, heading… intergalactic.

These two new dramas were commissioned by Zai Bennett, Director of Programming, and Cameron Roach and demonstrate the range and ambition of drama on Sky. Cameron has been Acting Head of Drama since November and prior to that he worked with Anne Mensah across the Sky Original drama portfolio for the last five years, working across titles including Tin Star, Britannia, Fortitude, Riviera and Bulletproof. Cameron will report to Gary Davey, Managing Director, Sky Content.

Roach said: "Intergalactic and Little Birds couldn’t be more different, and in that, they represent the ambition of our slate. We are thrilled to be venturing into space and Julie Geary’s incredible imagination knows no bounds; whilst the creative team behind Little Birds have raised the bar in terms of creating a provocative piece of television. By putting viewers at the heart of our commissioning strategy I truly believe that we are uniquely placed as a broadcaster to encourage creative talent to bring us their boldest and most innovative ideas and I am thrilled that these two shows are the first I’m able to announce as Director of Sky Drama."
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