Passion Distribution is delighted to announce a slew of deals for US hit series SKIN WARS including truTV (UK) and M6 (France).
Passion Distribution is delighted to announce a slew of deals for US hit series SKIN WARS (19 x 60’) including truTV (UK) and M6 (France).
Hot on the heels of the deal for RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE, UK broadcaster truTV has acquired SKIN WARS (all episodes). The series is due to premiere on truTV on Wednesday 22nd July at 10pm. Break out hit SKIN WARS is television’s first-ever body painting competition. Season 1 of the 10-episode series is hosted by actress Rebecca Romijn and also boasts an impressive panel of judges, including legendary entertainer and expert in transformation, RuPaul, and body painting icons Craig Tracy and Robin Slonina. Season 2 is currently in production.
In France M6’s digital cable channel Teva has picked up the series to be shown later in the year. Other recent acquisitions of the series include TrueVisions (Thailand), Sony Max (Africa) and Bell Media (Canada).
SKIN WARS is an hour-long skill-based competition series that celebrates the world of body art and seeks to find the most accomplished and versatile body painters in the country. The finale of SKIN WARS S1 delivered the highest rated finale in broadcaster GSN‘s history with W18-49 and P18-49. Season 2 launched on Wednesday 10th of June on GSN. Compared to all of last season, the launch episode was up 68% in W25-54, 19% in W18-49 and 29% in Total Viewers. It was also the most-watched telecast for an original series this year among P18-49, W18-49, P25-54, W25-54 and Total Viewers.
Steve Hornsey, director of general entertainment, Turner Broadcasting, UK commented: “Skin Wars is a show packed with incredible artists, big personalities and outrageous body painting masterpieces that’s already proving a huge success in the US. truTV is delighted to premiere Skin Wars exclusively in the UK alongside our other exciting new entertainment titles like RuPaul’s Drag Race and America’s Got Talent.”
The truTV deal was negotiated by Passion Distribution’s global head of sales, Elin Thomas and Turner Broadcasting’s acquisitions manager, Sabina McNally.
Skin Wars will air every Wednesday at 10pm from 22nd July on truTV, freeview channel 68 and Sky 198 and FreeSat channel 154.