!mpossible Celebrities is coming to primetime BBC One, following three successful series of the !mpossible quiz show on daytime.
Hosted by Rick Edwards and produced by Mighty Productions for BBC One, !mpossible Celebrities will see 18 celebrity contestants begin their !mpossible journey and compete across six-episodes to give themselves a chance of winning £10,000 for a charity of their choice.
Kate Phillips, Controller of BBC Entertainment Commissioning, says:
“Viewers will find it !mpossible not to love this show which has had great success under Dan McGolpin in BBC daytime. I can’t wait to see the celebrities commence brainy battle as they try to avoid that !mpossible answer!”
Lynn Sutcliffe, Mighty Productions Managing Director, says:
“We are totally delighted to be bringing the excitement and humour of !mpossible to a primetime audience – and are very much looking forward to seeing a group of famous faces take up the !mpossible challenge.”
!mpossible Celebrities is the quiz with the third dimension: as well as right answers and wrong answers there are also !mpossible answers – they are not just wrong, they couldn’t possibly be right.
In each episode, the celebrities must avoid giving !mpossible answers as they battle it out across three rounds of !mpossible style multiple choice questions. Every right answer takes them a step closer to a shot at that jackpot – but a single !mpossible answer will knock them out for that episode.
!mpossible Celebrities will be executive produced by Lynn Sutcliffe and Hugh Rycroft for Mighty Productions, and Jo Street is the Commissioning Editor for the BBC. The series has been commissioned by Kate Phillips, Controller of BBC Entertainment and Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, for BBC One.
!mpossible Celebrities will be recorded at the BBC’s Pacific Quay studios in Glasgow and will be produced from the new enlarged Mighty Productions Scotland base in Union St, Glasgow. It will start filming later this year and the celebrities will be announced in due course.
Archewell Productions Announces First Netflix Series
Archewell Productions, in partnership with The Invictus Games Foundation, today announced its first Netflix series. Heart of Invictus, from the Oscar-winning team of director Orlando von Einsiedel and producer Joanna Natasegara (The White Helmets, Virunga, Evelyn), will follow a group of extraordinary competitors from around the globe, all service members who have suffered life-changing injuries or illnesses on their road to the Invictus Games The Hague 2020, now set to take place in 2022.
The multi-episode series will join the competitors as they train, and along the way reveal powerful stories of resilience and hope. The series will also follow the organizers as they work to prepare for the Games, postponed until next Spring, and as they partner with each nation’s team to support their competitors over the coming year.
Contribute in Their Own Exceptional Way
“Since the very first Invictus Games back in 2014, we knew that each competitor would contribute in their own exceptional way to a mosaic of resilience, determination, and resolve. This series will give communities around the world a window into the moving and uplifting stories of these competitors on their path to the Netherlands next year. As Archewell Productions’ first series with Netflix, in partnership with the Invictus Games Foundation, I couldn’t be more excited for the journey ahead or prouder of the Invictus community for continuously inspiring global healing, human potential and continued service,” said Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, Co-Founder of Archewell Productions and Patron of The Invictus Games Foundation.
Dominic Reid, Chief Executive of the Invictus Games Foundation, said: “We’re very excited about the opportunity to shine the global spotlight of Netflix on the men and women that we work with, in order to ensure that even more people can be inspired by their determination and fortitude in working towards their recovery. This partnership will also bring in significant funding to the charity. We are extremely grateful to our Founding Patron for his continued efforts to support the military community, and for making this partnership happen.”
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Archewell Productions team are building an ambitious slate that reflects the values and causes they hold dear. From the moment I met them, it’s been clear that the Invictus Games hold a very special place in their hearts, and I couldn’t be happier that their first series for Netflix will showcase that for the world in a way never seen before,” said Ted Sarandos, Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer, Netflix.
Inform, Elevate and Inspire
This series is Archewell Productions’ first with Netflix and this partnership with the Invictus Games Foundation aligns with Archewell Productions’ aim to produce programming that informs, elevates, and inspires. The Duke of Sussex will appear on camera and serve as Executive Producer on the series.
The Invictus Games Foundation is serving as an Executive Producer and this project will provide significant funding to the organization, supporting their work to continue engaging and empowering their community in the lead-up to the Invictus Games The Hague 2020. As part of that effort, their global community is being provided with access to support beyond the Games, including virtual sports activities to aid their recovery and preparation. The series will follow the Invictus competitors accessing this training, Invictus Endeavours, and other opportunities provided via their global platform, We Are Invictus.
Discover the Magic Behind Wandavision in Marvel Studios Assembled
WandaVision, was a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.
Kevin Feige, president, Marvel Studios and chief creative officer, Marvel said “Wanda and Vision are two of our most powerful and complex heroes, and this series is a perfect expansion point for MCU storytelling.”
The series not only marks the first Marvel Studios’ Disney+ series, it was its first journey into the world of sitcoms—with an MCU twist. “It’s a mash-up of classic sitcoms and large-scale Marvel action,” says Matt Shakman, who directs all nine episodes. “I think it’s really lovely that the first streaming show from Marvel Studios—producer of huge blockbuster films—is really a love letter to the history of television.”
Assembled: The Making of Wandavision
Now travel behind the scenes to discover the magic that went into creating Wandavision, in the new show Avengers Assembled streaming now on Disney+.
Find out from Wandavision stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, along with Head Writer and Executive Producer Jac Schaeffer what went into creating the show, now in new series Marvel Studios’ Assembled: The Making Of Wandavision streaming now on Disney+.