Following Emily Atack's meteoric rise to stardom since leaving the jungle, UKTV has ordered documentary series Emily Atack: Adulting (4x60) from Firecracker Films for its premium entertainment channel W.
The series is commissioned by senior commissioning editor Helen Nightingale with Hilary Rosen, deputy director of commissioning. Helen will executive produce for UKTV, and the series is ordered for W by Richard Watsham, UKTV's director of commissioning and Steve North, UKTV's genre general manager. The show will be executive produced by Firecracker Films' Head of Factual Entertainment Federico Ruiz and Chief Creative Officer Jes Wilkins, with Joe Ward as Series Editor.
The new commission follows W's success with female-led series on the channel including Emma Willis: Delivering Babies, the highest rating show in 2018. The second series returns later this year, along with brand new UKTV Original Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over. Both series are produced for W by Firecracker Films.
Firecracker is responsible for some of the highest rating and most talked about factual television programmes of the last decade.
From the BAFTA-nominated international smash hit Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, to the visually arresting Daredevils series, Firecracker has produced some of the most ground-breaking, popular factual programmes on television today.
Whatever the platform, Firecracker prides itself on telling authentic human stories and offering new and often never-before-seen perspectives, coupled with its trademark bold and stylish approach to film making, to create talked about content that is loved by audiences around the globe.
Firecracker’s unique story-telling has seen the company work with a wide range of broadcasters both in the UK and the US, including the BBC, Channel 4, W, ABC, Discovery, TLC and National Geographic.
Other credits include Born in the Wrong Body, Daredevils, Repo Man, Sex Testers, Baby Ballroom and Dr Christian Will See You Now and single documentaries such as Susan Boyle: Unlikely Superstar, Secrets of the Living Dolls, The Man With The Ten Stone Testicles, The Brit Who Tried To Kill Trump and Jamie: Drag Queen At Sixteen – the documentary which inspired the hit West End musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.