Sky Vision, the production and distribution arm of Sky, has acquired the distribution rights to Series 2 of A User’s Guide to Cheating Death, produced by Peacock Alley.
The 6 x 60 second series will be hosted by charismatic science geek and social provocateur, Timothy Caulfield, as he returns to continue debunking myths around healthcare fads and examining the scientific facts behind some of the latest health trends.
Our desire to live longer, look better and prevent ageing has spawned a booming industry; Caulfield expertly and informatively helps pinpoint the good advice from the bad and where we should invest or save our money.
Each episode in the new series explores a specific topic: sleep, vitamins and supplements, germs, body hacking, sex and relationships and spiritual science. Along the way viewers discover the effects sleep deprivation has on our wellbeing, the pros and cons of FitBits, how Artificial Intelligence is offering meaningful relationships without messy human interaction, and whether all those vitamins and supplements we consume are doing us any good, or in fact doing us harm.
A User’s Guide to Cheating Death Series 1 has been an international hit, with sales in 67 territories including Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Africa, India, much of Europe and the Far East.
It has been picked up by SBS Australia, TV New Zealand, Societe Radio-Canada, Telefonica in Spain, DR in Denmark, BBC Worldwide, UR Sweden, TVB in Hong Kong, S+ in Portugal, Ananey in Israel and AMC in Central Europe.
Timothy Caulfield said: “I am thrilled that Series One had such a broad reach. Filming the show has been a true adventure. So many different perspectives on health and wellness – some bizarre, some a bit scary, but all interesting and eye opening. I think we kicked it up a notch with Series Two. These are important topics that have relevance to everyone. The production team is amazing and we kind of hit a Cheating Death groove!”
Barnaby Shingleton, Director of Entertainment and Factual, Sky Vision said: “A User’s Guide to Cheating Death was a huge success internationally and it appeals to audiences everywhere. Tim Caulfield is an entertaining and informative guide, and we could not be happier to have acquired the rights to Series Two.”
For more information contact: Kay Breeze, firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 8995 3936
About Sky Vision
Sky Vision is the production and distribution arm of Sky.The distribution arm represents around 6,000 hours of quality primetime programming from Sky Original Productions and independent third party production, across all key primetime genres (drama & comedy, entertainment, factual entertainment & lifestyle, people, crime, history & arts, science & nature and formats). The business also has equity investments in nine production businesses in the UK and US; Love Productions, Blast! Films, Sugar Films, True North, Chrysalis Vision and Avanti Media in the UK; and in the US, Jupiter Entertainment, Talos Films and Znak & Co.
In addition to its equity investments, Sky Vision works extensively with independent producers in the UK and North America and has development deals with a number of production companies including Double Nickel, MyEntertainment; Elephant Doc in France; and Bohemia Films, Chalkboard TV, Spark Media Partners, ACME and STV Productions in the UK.
About Peacock Alley
Launched in 2012, Peacock Alley Entertainment is a proven producer of successful, critically acclaimed scripted and unscripted content for channels around the globe. From inception to execution, our focus is storytelling. Productions include Travelers (Netflix), A User’s Guide to Cheating Death (BBC Worldwide & Vision), Tower of Song: Leonard Cohen (CBC & PBS), Taste Testers (Food Network), Unusually Thicke (Pop), Brave New Girls (E!), Illusions of Grandeur (OLN), Money Moron (Slice) and Sweat the City (Z Living).
Peacock Alley is currently in production on Season III of Travelers starring Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper, Jared Abrahamson, Reilly Dolman and Patrick Gilmore. Slated for production this summer is the true crime comedy New Eden, and the North American adaptation of the Emmy Award winning Channel 4 format 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy.