Thursday, February 24, 2022

Peacock and Sky to Co-Produce Limited Series 'Lockerbie' Created by Jim and Kirsten Sheridan

Peacock and Sky will co-produce the original limited series Lockerbie created by Academy Award-nominated writers Jim and Kirsten Sheridan (In America). The series will produce five episodes.

Based on the book by Dr. Jim Swire and Peter Biddulph about the notorious 1988 Lockerbie disaster, the series will detail the search for justice by Jim and Jane Swire who lost their daughter Flora in the air disaster, which killed all 259 passengers and crew onboard when it exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, 38 minutes after take off. A further 11 residents lost their lives when the plane came down. They led a campaign for truth and justice, going on a journey that included meeting Libya's Colonel Gaddafi and successive British Prime Ministers before Libyan national Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was convicted 13 years later. He was released on compassionate grounds in 2009.

Jim and Kirsten Sheridan will executive produce with Nigel Marchant, Gareth Neame, Samantha Hoyle and Oskar Slingerland. Universal Content Productions, Sky Studios and Carnival Films will produce.

"The Pan Am Flight 103 disaster was one of the world's deadliest terror attacks that continues to have widespread implications for the meaning of justice in the U.S., Scotland and Libya," said Jim and Kirsten Sheridan. "Over 30 years on, this series takes an intimate and very personal look at the aftermath."