David Walliams as you’ve never seen him before

David Walliams as you’ve never seen him before: following the success of Jack & The Beanstalk last Christmas, After Ever After is back for a third special, written by David Walliams and Kevin Cecil, this time following the story of Hansel and Gretel.

David Walliams and Sheridan Smith starring in Hansel and Gretel on Sky MaxDavid Walliams and Sheridan Smith will head up the cast along with Mark Addy. Picking up the story after Hansel and Gretel have escaped from the witch’s house in the woods, this is a tale of facing your worst fears and putting family first.

Emerging from their narrow escape with a witch, Hansel and Gretel are dismayed to learn that their village is being enticed by a mysterious stranger with sweet treats. Determined to make things right, the pair have to face their fears and return to the witch’s house for a final showdown. Is the witch alive after all?

Hansel and Gretel will screen on Sky Max in December as part of the Christmas schedule.


Changes at Sky:

 From September, we’re saying goodbye to the Sky One brand and we’ll be replacing it with a new flagship brand Sky Showcase, as well as launching a further new service, Sky Max. The changes include:

  • Launching the newly branded Sky Showcase channel, a linear only main event channel that will curate a selection of the top shows from across Sky’s portfolio of entertainment brands. So when you’re not sure what you’re in the mood for, Sky Showcase is the place to go to find something new to watch
  • Launching a brand-new destination Sky Max, a linear channel and on demand service, that is the new home for Sky’s blockbuster entertainment, including some of your Sky favourites such as original dramas A Discovery of Witches and COBRA and original comedy entertainment including panel shows like A League of Their Own and the return of Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Sky Max is where you’ll now find all the addictive blockbuster entertainment you know and love.
  • Updating Sky Comedy so it now becomes the home of Sky Original Comedy including shows such as Code 404 and Hitmen Reloaded, that were previously on Sky One, alongside the Best of US comedy such as The Office US, PEN15 and Miracle Workers. So if you’re after a laugh, Sky Comedy is the place to go.

Sky Showcase will be Sky’s flagship channel, replacing the Sky One brand at 106 on the electronic programme guide, and it will feature a selection of programmes from across Sky’s portfolio of channels – airing content from Sky Witness, Sky Documentaries, Sky Crime, Sky Nature, Sky Arts, Sky Max, Sky Comedy, Sky History, Sky Kids, SyFy and E!. It will also air selected highlights from Sky Cinema and Sky Sports. At launch Sky Showcase will hero all new Sky Original drama Wolfe, documentaries such as Hawking and The Bambers: Murder at the Farm; high profile original nature series such as Shark with Steve Backshall, as well as the best of the US including Young Rock and SWAT.

Sky Max’s launch schedule will include blockbuster entertainment such as the return of Never Mind the Buzzcocks, The Russell Howard Hour and DC Super Heroes.

Sky Atlantic will remain the exclusive home of high-concept original dramas such as Landscapers, I Hate Suzie, Gangs of London and Chernobyl, as well as being the home of drama from HBO and Showtime.

The changes will come into effect from 1 September.

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