Jez Butterworth added: We’re very excited to be continuing our mythic journey through Ancient Britain. This year was a particularly good vintage for mushrooms here in the West Country, so we strongly suggest you hold on to your hats.”
Britannia series three was commissioned by Zai Bennett, Sky’s Managing Director of Content and Cameron Roach, Sky’s Director of Drama. Gabriel Silver is the executive producer for the series for Sky. Series three is written by Jez and Tom Butterworth. Produced by Rupert Ryle-Hodges and executive produced by Vertigo Films’ James Richardson; and Neal Street Production's Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris and Nicolas Brown with Jez and Tom Butterworth
Sky has recently committed to more than double its investment in original drama, comedy and documentary through Sky Studios, the commissioning and production arm of Sky. Sky Studios brings to screen unique stories from the very best talent in Europe and is the creative home of Sky’s award-winning and much-loved Sky originals.
2019 was a record year for Sky originals with Chernobyl winning 10 Emmy Awards making it the most awarded British series of the year. Away from the screen, Sky secured a record BAFTA haul with seven awards.
All episodes of series one and two of Britannia are available to watch on demand on Sky and NOW TV. Britannia VR: Out of Your Mind, Sky VRs brand new experience available now on SteamVR and the Oculus store.
International distribution is being led by NBCUniversal Global Distribution
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Vertigo Films is a British independent TV and Film company founded in 2002. Having built up one of the most successful feature film businesses in the UK, encompassing production, distribution, sales and post-production, the company is now concentrating on television production. With its focus on original, cinematic and international stories, its unique expertise in marketing have seen its first two shows for Sky – Britannia and Bulletproof - achieve great success.
About Neal Street
Neal Street Productions is run by Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Caro Newling, and Nicolas Brown and has been successfully producing award-winning film, TV and theatre for the past 15 years.
Neal Street’s diverse film and television slate includes the hugely successful Call the Midwife for the BBC, which is currently filming its ninth series; John Logan’s Penny Dreadful and the upcoming Penny Dreadful: City of Angels for Showtime; the award-winning The Hollow Crown for the BBC; two series of Britannia for Sky/Amazon, and the BAFTA nominated, contemporary thriller Informer for BBC/Amazon. Neal Street’s film projects have included Revolutionary Road for Paramount and DreamWorks, Things We Lost in the Fire for DreamWorks, and Jarhead for Universal. Their upcoming First World War epic, 1917, directed by Sam Mendes and co-written by Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns for Amblin and Universal, stars George MacKay, Dean Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch and will be released 25th December in the USA and 10th January 2020 in the UK.
In the theatre, recent productions include The Lehman Trilogy which is currently performing at the Piccadilly Theatre in the West End and Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman, which had sold out runs in both the West End and on Broadway and won 3 Olivier Awards and 4 Tony Awards.
Neal Street Productions is an All3Media company, All3Media is owned jointly between Discovery Communications and Liberty Global.