Global producer-distributor Fremantle will produce an archive-led docuseries on the world of fashion for Sky Documentaries.
Kingdom of Dreams (4 x 60 minutes) is set to premiere next year, and is being produced by Fremantle in collaboration with Misfits Entertainment. The series will chronicle fashion history over three decades from the early 1990s into the 2010s, covering how fashion exploded out of traditional, elite kingdoms of haute couture and style — like Paris, Milan, London and New York — to become a global phenomenon.
Misfits Entertainment’s past credits include feature documentaries such as the BAFTA-nominated McQueen and the Emmy-winning Rising Phoenix. The prodco is headed by filmmakers Ian Bonhôte (pictured, right), Dee Ryder (center) and Peter Ettedgui (left), and they’ve been working on Kingdom of Dreams since shortly after McQueen‘s theatrical release.
“We are immensely grateful to Fremantle and Sky for giving us the opportunity to return to the fashion world and expand on the narrative approach we evolved for McQueen to tell the story of a truly extraordinary period in fashion,” Bonhôte and Ettedgui said in a news release.
The series will use rare library material, never-before-seen personal archives and story-driven interviews.
Fremantle will distribute the series internationally. Hayley Reynolds and Jack Oliver will serve as executive producers for Sky UK. Zai Bennett, Poppy Dixon and Jamie Morris commissioned the series for Sky Documentaries.
Kingdom of Dreams will launch on Sky Documentaries in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany and Austria. It will also be available for streaming on NOW in Ireland and Italy, and on Sky Ticket devices in Germany, Sky X in Austria and Sky Show in Switzerland.