New Fire-fighter Drama ‘The Smoke’ Comes to Sky1

Sky 1 HD  announces The Smoke – a brand new eight-part adrenaline-fuelled and gut-wrenchingly emotional drama following the day to day lives of a crew in a London fire station.

From Kudos Film and TV (Spooks, Ashes to Ashes) and written and created by Lucy Kirkwood (Skins), The Smoke follows the story of a group of firemen and women who, no matter what, always have each other to fall back on. But being a hero isn’t easy, especially in a world that regularly disregards them, and it certainly doesn’t pay.

Anne Mensah, Head of Drama, Sky, says “We wanted to bring a new, modern view of heroism to Sky 1 HD. The Smoke was a perfect fit.  It has all the huge scale action and adrenaline that a show about fire can bring to the screen, but in Lucy’s hands there is also a beautiful depth and complexity to the characterisation. This is a show that asks real questions about what it means to be a man in today’s world.

Jane Featherstone, Kudos Film and TV, says “We are so pleased to be making our first series for Sky 1 HD whose ambition matches our own. In The Smoke, Lucy Kirkwood has created a rich, layered world and with Noelle Morris will bring these characters and stories to life in a bold and surprising way. You’ve never seen a fire show like this before.”

The Smoke has been commissioned by Anne Mensah, Head of Drama at Sky. The Executive Producers are Jane Featherstone and Noelle Morris for Kudos Film and TV and Anne Mensah for Sky.

Production on The Smoke will start in early 2013 for transmission later in the year on Sky 1 HD.