The six-part first series of There’s Something About Movies aired on Sky One in May and early June. Hosted by Carr, it saw team captains Micky Flanagan and Michael Sheen joined by comedian and actor guests to take on a series of rounds themed around films.
A distribution deal with distributors allows the programme to show classic movie clips, and the format attracted star guests who were promoting their latest cinema releases, including Ruper Everett, Lily Collins, Matthew Broderick, Jason Isaacs and Miranda Richardson.
Speaking at the time of the commission of the show, Alan Carr said: “Super excited to be hosting There’s Something About Movies – with the unique mix of famous comedy faces and actual movie stars on one panel show together it’s going to be must see TV. Grab your popcorn as we test the stars on their cinema knowledge, get all the Hollywood gossip behind the scenes and with some acting master classes I see if I’ve got what it takes to make it in tinsel town (spoiler alert – I haven’t). It’s going to be so much fun.”
Phil Edgar-Jones, Head of Entertainment at Sky, commented: “We are somewhere over the rainbow with excitement to have Alan Carr taking a leading role in There’s Something About Movies. It feels like a show only Sky could make and we aim to do for films what A League Of Their Own has done for sport… make it funny!”
Series 2 of There’s Something About Movies will be filmed later this year.
Below is a clip from the first series, in which the team captains are tasked with recreating a scene from Star Wars:
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