Sky Kids boosts back to school learning with the launch of two new original commissions

Wednesday 17 August 2022

Sky Kids boosts back to school learning with the launch of two new original commissions

  • Hit YouTubers The Slow Mo Guys recreate some of history’s most explosive moments in their first ever TV series
  • MC Grammar’s Wonder Raps returns for a second series of catchy educational rap songs

As kids get ready to leap back into learning after the summer holidays, Sky Kids has announced a new original show, The Slow Mo Guys’ Big Adventures (1 September, age 8+) to get kids inspired by science and history.

Presented by YouTube stars with over a whopping 14.3million subscribers, the (10x22) series sees The Slow Mo Guys (Gav and Dan) set out to uncover mysteries from the past and recreate some of history’s most explosive moments. With each episode taking on a daringly different theme, kids will experience bold adventures with Vikings, space rockets, the Wild West, and a whole lot more.

The show will take viewers on a time travel adventure, with historical animations written by the creator of Horrible Histories, Terry Deary, setting the scene for exhilarating experiments filmed in slow motion. Kids will also have the chance to access tutorials to join in the fun and try out their very own experiments at home, all whilst finding out fun facts along the way. The series is directed by David Soutar, and executive produced by Fulwell 73’s Gabe Turner and Sheldon Lazarus.

Also kick-starting learning ahead of kids going back to school is MC Grammar’s Wonder Raps (26 August, age 8+) which returns for a (10x5) second series of brand new seriously catchy rap videos.

Following the huge success of the first series and MC Grammar’s World Book Day song which drove over 1.3million views, the new show combines key stage 2 subjects with cool tunes and sets out to teach children about topics including The Tudors, oceans, and healthy eating. The award-winning teacher Jacob Mitchell (MC Grammar) is sure to get the entire family watching, singing and dancing in this Sky Kids original. MC Grammar’s Wonder Raps is produced by Monkey. David Granger is Executive Producer for Monkey and Nick Withers is Series Producer.

Lucy Murphy, Director of Sky Kids, said:“To help kids get excited about learning and feel prepared for the start of term time, we’ve commissioned two new shows for families to enjoy together, bringing learning and entertainment to screens with some of the biggest names kids know and love”.

Jacob Mitchell, AKA MC Grammar, said: “I can’t wait for everyone to see what the second series of Wonder Raps has in store. I always have a lot of fun creating and making the songs. I hope they continue to entertain, inspire and empower the young minds that tune in!”

Gabe Turner, Executive Producer and Partner at Fulwell 73, said: “We are hugely excited for people to see what brilliant adventures The Slow Mo Guys have been up to in their first TV series. We’ve loved being a part of their journey and hope audiences will enjoy this fascinating and fun exploration of science and history.”

David Granger, Executive Producer and Creative Director for Monkey, said: “We’re so proud of our new series of Wonder Raps and its ability to transport viewers to amazing places, where they will have the best fun learning thanks to brilliant visuals and banging tunes that will have everyone singing along.”

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For more information contact:

Eve Williams, PR Manager: eve.williams@sky.uk

Notes to Editors

  • Stills for The Slow Mo Guys’ Big Adventures and MC Grammar Wonder Raps s2 can be found on SEAC here, and screeners on Sky Media Village here.
  • All episodes of MC Grammar’s Wonder Raps S2 will be available to watch from August 26, 2022, on demand on Sky Kids and NOW.
  • All episodes of The Slow Mo Guys’ Big Adventures will be available to watch from September 1, 2022, on demand on Sky Kids and NOW. The series will also be available on Sky Showcase, with one episode airing each week from 4 September at 8.05am
  • MC Grammar’s Wonder Raps is produced by Monkey, which is part of Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group.

About Sky Kids

Sky Kids is the home of award-winning original and exclusive shows and games, including The Brilliant World of Tom Gates, Moominvalley and Pip and Posy. The platform offers families eight dedicated kids’ channels, with favourite shows like PAW Patrol, Scooby Doo and Teen Titans Go!, as well as over 10,000 episodes of kids’ content on demand.  

Sky Kids content aims to entertain and inspire children aged 1-10 and is available to watch on Sky Q, the Sky Kids app, Sky Glass, Sky Go and streaming service NOW.

Sky offers safe, child-friendly environments for kids to watch their favourite shows and play games. Through the Sky Kids app, parents can create personalised age profiles for their children, alongside a ‘sleep mode’ to moderate screen time. This is complemented by the pin protected Safe Mode on Sky Q, so there’s no danger of children straying into any areas of content that are not right for them.

About Fulwell 73

Fulwell 73 is a global entertainment company, set up in 2005 by lifelong friends Ben Winston, Leo Pearlman, Ben Turner and Gabe Turner. In January 2017 James Corden joined as a fifth full partner and in 2021 launched Fulwell North, a new regional office in North East of England. Production credits include One Direction 3D: This is Us (Sony/Columbia), Cinderella (Amazon Prime Video), The Kardashians (Hulu/Disney+), The One That Got Away (Amazon Prime Video), One Team, One Dream (DAZN), Super Greed: The Fight for Football (Sky), DB Cooper, Where are You?! (Netflix), An Audience with Adele (ITV) and Adele: One Night Only (CBS), Among the Stars (Disney+), Friends: The Reunion (HBO Max), Bros: After the Screaming Stops (BBC), Sunderland ‘Til I Die (Netflix) and Carpool Karaoke: The Series (Apple TV). It is also the producer of multi-Emmy and Critics Choice award winning, The Late Late Show with James Corden, with CBS Television Studios, produced the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards this year and the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2021. For more information, please visit www.fulwell73.com

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