Ross Kemp returns to dive for more British History with A+E Networks UK
A+E Networks® UK has commissioned Honey Bee and Motion Content Group in association with Freshwater Films to co-produce a second series of marine exploration with Ross Kemp, this time titled Ross Kemp: Deep Sea Treasure Hunter (w/t).
The 4x60’ factual entertainment series for Sky HISTORY will see Ross Kemp dive deeper and travel further than before to uncover shipwrecks of major historical significance. The series is planned to broadcast on Sky HISTORY in Spring 2023.
Ross is joined in the series by legendary dive master Neil Brock, tank expert and safety diver Mark Culwick, marine archaeologist Mallory Haas and a host of new historians and maritime experts.
The series will see Ross explore the remnants of some of the most important moments in British history, from the wreckage of D-Day abandoned in the English Channel, to the site of one of the most famous shipwrecks ever discovered, the Mary Rose. Along the way, he will dive on new wrecks off the Cornish coast, and travel as far afield as the Red Sea in the Middle East in search of the changing face of Britain’s Imperial past.
Ross Kemp: Shipwreck Treasure Hunter was the most viewed UK commission for Sky HISTORY in 2022 and the second highest rated new series for the year, behind only the US series The Curse of Oak Island.
Ross Kemp said: “I am delighted that Treasure Hunter has been recommissioned by Sky HISTORY. This series will see the team and myself travelling beyond the UK to dive deeper into our maritime past. It’s going to be tough, interesting and a lot of fun.”
The series was commissioned, and executive produced by Dan Korn, VP of Programming at A+E Networks UK, with Diana Carter, Commissioning Editor and Head of Talent at A+E Networks UK.
Dan Korn commented, “We’re thrilled to be welcoming back such a committed and dynamic a storyteller as Ross Kemp to Sky HISTORY. Ross and the team are going to uncover treasures and relics of Britain’s maritime history, including - forty years after it was raised - the wreck site of Henry VIII’s flagship, the Mary Rose”.
Executive producers are Ed Taylor and Ros Edwards for Honey Bee, Ross Kemp for Freshwater Films and Martin Oxley for Motion Content Group.
Johnny McDevitt returns as series director, Tim Pritchard is series producer, Fran Peters is production executive and Lesley Quinn is line producer.
Ed Taylor added: “We are excited to be going diving with Ross, Sky HISTORY and Motion Content Group once again! Going further than ever before, it’s a series we are immensely proud to make.”
Martin Oxley from Motion Content Group said: “We are pleased to be joining Sky HISTORY, Honey Bee and Freshwater Films again as Ross explores ever more illustrious and fascinating histories in search of tangible links to all our pasts.”
Ross Kemp: Deep Sea Treasure Hunter (w/t) is in production and is set to broadcast on Sky HISTORY in the Spring of 2023. The series will be distributed by Abacus Media Rights.
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About Sky HISTORY
Sky HISTORY is the flagship brand of the A+E Networks® UK portfolio which is made up of true crime channel Crime+Investigation®; Sky HISTORY2® and free to air channel BLAZE®. Sky HISTORY is available in the UK on Sky, Virgin, Talk Talk and on streaming service NOW. www.SkyHistory.co.uk
About A+E Networks UK
A+E Networks® UK, a joint venture between Hearst and Sky, is a leading media network reaching 58 million homes across 100 countries. With our global portfolio of popular, high-performing and creative brands - HISTORY®, Crime+Investigation®, HISTORY2® and UK free-to-air BLAZE® - we have entertained and inspired audiences for over 20 years; telling the stories that need to be told. We complement our programming with innovative, talent-led exclusive digital content and top-rated podcasts. We currently partner with over 360 operators broadcasting throughout the Nordics, Benelux, Central Europe, the Middle East and Africa. We have offices in London, Warsaw, and Johannesburg. www.aenetworks.tv
About Honey Bee TV
Honey Bee is a fully independent, regional production company. We make unscripted popular factual television programmes for the UK and US – this includes making specialist factual programmes that are broad and accessible, observational documentaries with great characters and access to different precincts and institutions, drama documentaries that re-tell stories from the past and biopics that delve into the lives of those who have changed the world. We strongly embrace diversity on and off screen, and our track record on this stands out as one of the best in the industry. We have a strong environmental ethos. We are named after the bees that live in our three beehives located onsite. A percentage of our profits go to the World Bee Project: http://worldbeeproject.org/
About Motion Content Group
Motion Content Group funds, develops, produces, and distributes both original and third-party premium content to create value and opportunities for its partners and advertisers. Working with the world’s leading talent, producers and distributors, Motion aims to support the editorial, creative and commercial requirements of over 200 networks and platforms. Headquartered in London and Los Angeles, Motion currently operates in over 30 countries worldwide and has a broad range of award-winning programming distributed globally. Motion Content Group is part of GroupM, the world’s leading full-service media investment management operation, a WPP company. Follow Motion on Twitter: @motion_content, Instagram: @MotionContentGroup and LinkedIn.