Multi-award winning broadcaster UKTV today announced a second and third series of hit ghost hunt show Most Haunted (two 10×60′), for its entertainment channel, Really.
Most Haunted launched on Really in 2014, averaging 281k individuals in its premiere run (up 83% on slot).
Emma Ayech, General Manager, Really, said,
Paranormal Thursdays continue to perform brilliantly for Really, with Most Haunted, Ghost Adventures, and Paranormal Witness all featuring in the channel’s top five programming across 2014. We’re delighted to be bringing our viewers more of the much-loved Most Haunted.
Long-running favourite Most Haunted, produced by Antix Productions, has captivated audiences around the world, shooting over 300 episodes and producing over 350 hours of live television in reputedly haunted locations.
Producer and director, Karl Beattie, added,
Its great to be back again with Really and continuing to be apart of their strong stable of paranormal programming. We have a few new faces, new equipment and a hoard of unexplained experiences. This series is, without doubt, the best yet.”
Yvette Fielding said,
Most Haunted is a passion for me and being a part of such a great team is a dream come true. Do I get scared on this series? Well, yes…we all do. We have upped the game on this series like never before and moved paranormal programming to next level and as a result have filmed some of the best activity we have ever encountered.
The deal was brokered by UKTV’s Acquisitions and Co-Productions Manager, Emma Sparks and Antix Productions’ Karl Beattie.
Emma Sparks said,
It’s great to be working with Antix again to bring British produced paranormal content to Really’s Paranormal Thursdays.
The new series will premiere in June this year.
UKTV’s free-to-air channel Really has established paranormal programming as a key content pillar, dedicating Thursday nights to the genre. Most Haunted will join a host of spectacular shows including Ghost Adventures, Paranormal Witness and US import Killer Contact.