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It’s an exciting time for Sky at the moment. From their announcement that they are now offering free roaming to all Sky Mobile customers to the reveal of Sky Talk Shield, it’s clear that the company have been bolstering some of their less popular offerings.

Now, in a move designed to improve their TV service, Sky have announced three huge new TV projects designed to appeal to every Sky customer. There’s a daring new drama for Sky Atlantic, a world-first for Sky Arts and a witty new comedy drama for Sky One. But what are they? Join us as we take a look at the announcements:

The New Pope, Sky Atlantic.

Sky and HBO have announced in a statement that they’ve signed off on a joint-production of The New Pope, a new series created and directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino.

Paolo’s work was last seen on the critically acclaimed Sky Atlantic hit The Young Pope, which found Jude Law star as the first ever American pope, Lenny Belardo – a man with whom all was not what it seemed.

This new series is set after The Young Pope, but it’s as what the focus of the story will be. The series is set to go into production in late 2018 in Italy, and the screenplay is being written by Sorrentino and Umberto Contarello.

Casting for the new of the new Pope is underway soon, so keep an eye out for further announcements.

The Isle of Wight Festival in Ultra-HD, Sky Arts

For the first time ever, a music festival will be broadcast in 4K Ultra-HD. This year, Sky Arts viewers with Sky Q will be able to enjoy the Isle of Wight festival in stunning 4K clarity, with headline acts including David Guetta, Rod Stewart, Run DMC and Arcade Fire.

Sky Arts viewers will be able to enjoy four hours of live Ultra-HD coverage every night, feeling closer to the action than ever before. Customers with Sky Q will be able to watch the programme at no extra charge, and those with Sky + are encouraged to use the Sky contact number to upgrade in time for the festivals start on the 6th of June, 2017.

Living the Dream, Sky 1.

Living the Dream is a breand new comedy drama from the makers of Cold Feet, coming to Sky 1 later this year. Starring Phillip Glenister (Life on Mars, Mad Dogs) and Lesley Sharp (Scott & Bailey, Paranoid), the series has been written by Mick Ford and will be directed by Saul Metzstein (Doctor Who, You, Me and the Apocalypse) and Philippa Langdale (Dickensian, Skins).

The six part series follows British family the Pembertons – husband Mal, wife Jen and their two teenage kids, Tina and Freddie – who decide to leave rainy England and move to the sunny state of Florida. Mal’s bought a TV park with plans for a strong family businessm although not all goes to plan.

With culture clashes aplenty, the kids struggling with American high school and Jen desperately attempting to get to grips with American suburbia, it proves to be a hilarious and touching adventure.