Following the success of last year’s Royal Marines Commando School, UK prodco Twofour is once again taking to the seas to follow the Royal Navy for Channel 4.
The 8 x 60-minute Royal Navy Sailor School will gain behind-the-scenes access to HMS Raleigh in Cornwall and offer what the company calls “a candid look at the incredible journey” that turns young men and women into sailors.
A fixed rig network of over 50 cameras will follow the sailors-in-training, who range in age from 16-37, over 10 weeks.
“Just like Royal Marines Commando School we hope this series will provide insight into the gruelling processes these young men and women put themselves through and their transformation from wet behind the ears rookies though to their graduation for a life at sea,” said Amy Flanagan, deputy head of documentaries for Channel 4, in a statement.
The series was commissioned for Channel 4 by Flanagan. Dan Adamson and David Clews are executive producers for for Twofour, while Naomi Gayler is the series producer and Chris Rowe is the series director. The series is set to air later this year.