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Discovery UK, Angel Eye Media pen multi-series deal

Factual giant Discovery UK has inked a multi-series deal with London-based indie Angel Eye Media for the media conglomerate’s lifestyle and entertainment channels. Anchoring the four series slate is the tentatively ...
June 21, 2019

Factual giant Discovery UK has inked a multi-series deal with London-based indie Angel Eye Media for the media conglomerate’s lifestyle and entertainment channels.

Anchoring the four series slate is the tentatively titled Olivia and Alex: Happily Ever After (pictured) for TLC. Featuring Olivia and Alex Buckland of Love Island fame, the 7 x 60-minute lifestyle series will follow the couple as they settle into their lives as newlyweds. The program will also capture the pressures of working together, Olivia’s mental health journey and tensions over starting a family. The Bucklands celebrated their wedding via TLC last year with Olivia & Alex Said Yes.

Also headed to TLC is the 15 x 60-minute Curvy Brides Boutique, which returns to the network for a fourth season. The series follows Jo Cooke and Alison Law as they provide plus size brides-to-be with the wedding dress of their dreams.

A third series for TLC from Angel Eye Media will be announced shortly.

Elsewhere, Vicky Pattison: No Filter (working title) has been commissioned by digital television channel Quest Red. The 7 x 60-minute series stars Geordie Shore‘s Vicky Pattison as she embarks on a journey of self-discovery in an attempt to live life to the fullest following a separation from fiancé John Noble. The split was documented in TLC’s Vicky Pattison: The Break Up earlier this year.

The package was ordered by Clare Laycock, VP head of lifestyle and entertainment brands at Discovery Networks UK and Ireland, with programs commissioned by Charlotte Reid. Deirdre Dowling serves as executive producer for TLC and Quest Red alongside Angel Eye’s Richard Osborne and Jane Dibblin.

“We are so excited to extend our production partnership with Angel Eye. Their creativity and story-telling shine through their productions and they are a joy to work with,” said Laycock in a statement. “The Vicky Pattison and Olivia & Alex specials really struck a chord with audiences and we’re delighted that they’ve chosen us to tell the next chapters of their stories.”

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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