Sky 1 HD today (22nd June) announces THE SMOKE a brand new drama series following the day to day lives of a crew in a London fire station. THE SMOKE will tell the adrenaline-fuelled and gut-wrenchingly emotional stories around the crew's working and personal lives. Production will start in early 2013 for transmission later in the year exclusively on Sky 1 HD.
THE SMOKE is an eight part series from Kudos Film and TV written and created by Lucy Kirkwood (Skins). At the heart of the story is a family of firemen and women who, no matter what, always have each other to fall back on. But being a hero isn't easy, especially in a world that regularly disregards them, and it certainly doesn't pay. Many crew members are forced to hold down other jobs on the side, taking some of them into the city's after dark world. The stakes are high but, in THE SMOKE, it's the very lives and souls of the White Watch crew that are at risk.
THE SMOKE has been commissioned by Anne Mensah, Head of Drama at Sky. The Executive Producers are Jane Featherstone and Noelle Morris for Kudos Film and TV and Anne Mensah for Sky.
Anne Mensah, Head of Drama, Sky, says "We wanted to bring a new, modern view of heroism to Sky 1 HD. THE SMOKE was a perfect fit. It has all the huge scale action and adrenaline that a show about fire can bring to the screen, but in Lucy's hands there is also a beautiful depth and complexity to the characterisation. This is a show that asks real questions about what it means to be a man in today's world. "
Jane Featherstone, Kudos Film and TV, says "We are so pleased to be making our first series for Sky 1 HD whose ambition matches our own. In THE SMOKE, Lucy Kirkwood has created a rich, layered world and with Noelle Morris will bring these characters and stories to life in a bold and surprising way. You've never seen a fire show like this before."
Added On Wednesday, 25 July 2012