Sky 1 has announced a festive drama offering for Christmas 2016 with The Last Dragonslayer. Based on the first of Jasper Fforde’s series of novels, and adapted by Tom Edge, this spectacularly cinematic Christmas event will star Ellise Chappell, John Bradley and Ricky Tomlinson.
“Hot on the heels of the success of Fungus and the Bogeyman we’re incredibly excited to commission another Christmas drama event for Sky 1. For 2016, an adaptation of Jasper Fforde’s The Last Dragonslayer holds all of the ingredients for the perfect seasonal treat for the entire family; wizards, dragons, a kick-ass heroine and the perfect magical cast led by Ricky Tomlinson, Ellise Chappell and John Bradley” – Sky commissioning editor, Cameron Roach
Another in the ever expanding offering of Sky’s original drama, this epic adventure is set in the Ununited Kingdoms. A magical blend of past and present, medieval and modern, the story follows indentured orphan Jennifer Strange (Ellise Chappell) who reluctantly discovers her destiny is to become the last Dragonslayer.
“Adapting Jasper Fforde’s madcap world and unique characters, screenwriter Tom Edge has forged an exciting, fast-paced family adventure that is both compelling, endearing and emotional. We’re excited to have director Jamie Stone bring this magical world to life on screen, with a fine cast of characters, with some well-known and beloved faces while introducing exciting new talent.” – Pete Czernin of Blueprint Pictures
The Last Dragonslayer will be shot on location from April 2016 and will be shown exclusively on Sky Atlantic in the UK and Ireland.