With kids stuck at home with plenty of time on their hands, UK broadcaster Sky Kids has ordered two new original shows to encourage them to get creative this summer.
Set to bow August 1, Zodiak Kids’ live-action video editing series Ultimate Video Skills (pictured) is designed to tap into the broader maker movement, teaching kids eight to 12 how to make cool videos on phones and tablets. The 20 x five-minute show is executive produced by Steven Andrew and Joe Shaw, and should appeal to the budding audience of young YouTubers and TikTokers looking to film their own content
Sky is also getting crafty with low-tech art series Best Makes Ever!, which showcases artists making new creations from everyday items. Produced and hosted by Red Ted Art’s Maggy Woodley and Arty Crafty Kids’ Helen Drew, the 20 x five-minute show is aimed at a co-viewing kids and family audience who can make the crafts together. It will also premiere August 1.
Director of kids content Lucy Murphy ordered the series for on-demand service Sky Kids and streaming service NOW TV in the UK and Ireland. Sky has added a number of original series to its slate recently, including The Brilliant World of Tom Gates, Not the End of the World, Bad Nature and Pip & Posy.