(February 18, 2016 – London) – Further establishing itself as the home of action-packed family entertainment, Sky will be launching DC Fancast – the companion show for all things DC Television – exclusively available on demand via Catch Up and Sky Go this March.
DC Fancast is a superpowered fan show for Sky 1’s outstanding line-up of shows based on DC Comics characters. If you know your Deadshot from Deathstroke, or your Gorilla Grodd from Captain Cold, you’ll be right at home among a studio packed with superfans ready and raring to recap and unpick all the blistering events of the latest episodes of “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.” Viewers can expect each 12 minute episode to contain a veritable rogues’ gallery of special features, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and exclusive sneak peeks at the following week’s thrilling episodes.
Leading the way will be a dynamic duo of presenters. Rick Edwards (“Free Speech,” “Safeword”) will be holding the lively debate together with his love for action-packed entertainment and pop culture. Joining him, and representing the community of fans joining in via social media, will be Australian stand-up comedian, cosplayer and self-confessed super-geek Bec Hill.
Rick and Bec will also be joined by graphic artist Des Taylor, who will be acting as the resident comic book expert and our man on the ground. A superfan himself, Des will be reporting all the action at the latest comic cons and conducting a series of mini-workshops on how to draw your own superhero strip. He will also be hosting regular feature #FanArtFriday, in which he will review the best artwork delivered to the show via social media.
DC Fancast’s addition to Sky’s superhero content will be a perfect complement to some of Sky 1’s best performing shows. “Supergirl” premiered in 2015 to a consolidated audience of 1.64 million, making it one of Sky 1’s biggest ever launches for a new series. This follows in the footsteps of “Arrow,” which attracted some of its biggest audiences since 2013 when season four was aired last year, and “The Flash,” which is one of Sky 1’s top performing shows ever. DC Fancast will be timed to coincide with the launch of the brand new addition to this highly successful universe, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” as well as the highly anticipated return of “Arrow” and “The Flash” to our screens early March.
Followers of iconic heroes, antiheroes, villains and infamy will find a new home when they join the DC Fancast on Thursday nights from March 3.
The series will consist of two 12 minute episodes available for download every Thursday for 16 weeks, and is produced by Sky Vision Productions.