Sky Studios has appointed Gabriel Silver as Director of Commissioning, Drama in the UK.
“Gabriel has an impeccable track-record of delivering shows that encapsulate the creative ambition of Sky Studios. From Chernobyl to Gangs of London, he has strong instincts in identifying, developing and delivering bold, original content and is well respected as a creative partner by the independent production community.” – Jane Millichip, Chief Content Officer, Sky Studios
Currently Senior Commissioning Editor and Executive Producer at Sky Studios, Silver takes up his new role with immediate effect, reporting into Chief Content Officer Jane Millichip.
Silver has overseen a slate of critically acclaimed Sky Original dramas including Chernobyl and global smash hit Gangs of London, plus returning franchises Temple, Britannia and COBRA.
“Sky Drama has never been more bold or ambitious than it is today. Over the next 18 months, we’re looking towards a fantastic slate of shows, including at least a dozen new original series or mini-series, all of which aim to push the parameters of what’s considered a Sky drama – to be truly distinctive whilst retaining a core sense of entertainment.” – Gabriel Silver, Director of Commissioning, Drama, Sky Studios
Prior to joining Sky in 2017, he worked at a range of indies including as a Development and Executive Producer at Left Bank Pictures and at Kudos where he script edited popular BBC series Spooks and Life on Mars.
In his new role, Silver is tasked with growing the slate of indie-commissioned drama projects for Sky Studios working closely with Zai Bennett, MD of Content at Sky UK.
The appointment comes as Sky continues to double its investment in original content by 2024, and lays foundations for Sky Studios Elstree – a new, dedicated state of the art film and TV studio set to open in 2022.
“Thanks to Cameron Roach and the whole drama team, Sky Original dramas have gone from strength to strength, breaking viewing records, winning critical acclaim and finding fans at home and abroad. The UK has some of the best creative talent both on-screen and off, and I am thrilled to lead Sky Drama through this next phase as we continue partnering with our world-leading indie community to bring viewers even more new, original content they wouldn’t find anywhere else.” – Gabriel Silver, Director of Commissioning, Drama, Sky Studios