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ITV2, ITV Hub set youth-focused factual commissions

A trio of youth-skewing factual titles are headed to ITV2 and ITV Hub this fall. In April, Paul Mortimer, ITV’s content director, on demand and acquisitions, announced his mandate to commission ...
August 27, 2021

A trio of youth-skewing factual titles are headed to ITV2 and ITV Hub this fall.

In April, Paul Mortimer, ITV’s content director, on demand and acquisitions, announced his mandate to commission scripted titles and factual shows for ITV2 and ITV Hub that appeal to young audiences — specifically, those who already do a large proportion of their viewing on demand.

From Bandicoot Scotland, part of Argonon Group, comes Peckham’s Finest (pictured), an observational docuseries following a diverse and entrepreneurial group of young people from Peckham, a district of south London.

The commissioning editor for the series is Peter Tierney. Derek McLean, Daniel Nettleton, James Lessell and Sharon Stansfield are executive producers.

Another observational docuseries is set to follow the Bradford-born musical group Bad Boy Chiller Crew as they embark on a summer of gigs.

Rogo Productions will produce the yet-untitled series. Satmohan Panesar is the commissioning editor.

Nat Hill, Howard Cohen and Maxine Watson are EPs for Rogo Productions and Alex Holder is EP for AJH Media Group.

Finally, reality TV star Olivia Attwood will present the docuseries Getting Filthy Rich (w/t) from Optomen TV.

Attwood will explore the rapidly expanding new world of selling sexual content online. The commissioning editor for the series is Kate Teckham.

“ITV2 has a strong 16-34 following on the channel and ITV Hub, thanks to shows like Love Island, and we are expanding our programming offer to give younger audiences, who increasingly watch via ITV Hub at their own convenience, a range of factual titles that will shine a spotlight on issues such as social media, health and wellbeing, relationships and travel; themes and issues that are such a big part of their lives,” Mortimer said in a statement.

“In our factual strategy for ITV2, we’ve been looking for observational documentaries that in their different ways follow the real lives of young people who are making their way, from different parts of the UK, that are bursting with energy, warmth and entertainment value.”

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