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Sky1 bridges generations with “Silver Surfers”

Silver Surfers, which sees the elderly embracing the web, is Princess Productions' second Sky1 commission following, 2010's Got To Dance.
December 11, 2014

British network Sky1 has commissioned Princess Productions to produce Silver Surfers. 

Ordered by Sky1 director Adam MacDonald for an 8 p.m. slot in 2015, the 6 x 30-minute series will find older members of society being taught about social media by a younger generation of “YouTube experts.”

The intermingling of the generations is intriguing content, says Sky’s head of non-scripting commissioning¬†Celia Taylor, in a statement.

“The digital generation gap is a fascinating and rich area to explore. We hope to enrich the lives of both young and old by connecting to very different worlds and in the process create meaningful and entertaining TV.”

Silver Surfers’ executive producer for London-based independent producer Princess Productions is Will Spokes. Sky1′s previous commission with Princess was for the global entertainment format Got To Dance.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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