Sky has today announced that it has greenlit a sixth season of the hard-hitting documentary series, Extreme World, fronted by BAFTA award-winning documentary maker, Ross Kemp. The show will premiere next year on Sky1 and will also be available on online streaming service NOW TV.
Produced by Freshwater Films, the series will follow Ross Kemp as he travels around the world, including Libya, and the USA as well as the United Kingdom. This series will see Ross tackling topics such as migrant smuggling across borders, the deadly consequences of the war on drugs and the rise of violent extremism.
Celia Taylor, Head of Non-Scripted Commissioning said: “Extreme World has been a huge success for us, giving our audiences an insight into the dramatic human stories behind the headlines at home and overseas. We are delighted that Ross is returning to the channel as we know our viewers value and enjoy his brave and gripping reporting.”
Tom Sheahan, Executive Producer, Freshwater Films said: “We’re thrilled to have the greenlight for series six of Extreme World. Tackling these important and gritty subjects can be challenging but we have an incredibly talented team who are committed to getting the access and telling the stories that Ross has become known for.”
Ross Kemp: Extreme World is a Freshwater Films production for Sky1 and will air in 2017. The new series will also be available on NOW TV with a NOW TV Entertainment Month Pass, priced just £6.99, no contract.
Executive producers for Freshwater Films are Ross Kemp and Tom Sheahan. The series producer is Marta Shaw. Siobhan Mulholland is the Commissioning Editor of the series for Sky1. (Sky1)