Today we announce that a new documentary series exploring one of the world’s most powerful families – the Kardashian-Jenners – is set to hit Sky Documentaries and streaming service NOW this autumn.
No other family defines our time or divides opinion like the Kardashians. To some they are admired as a dynasty of powerful women, inspiring girls across the planet. To others they are untalented and morally bankrupt reality stars, who are damaging women by selling their life as a superficial fairytale.
This three-part series, produced by 72 Films, a Fremantle company, aims to confound expectations and challenge what society knows of the Kardashians, exploring their rise, reach and the cost that comes with being some of the most famous women on the planet.
With bold, entertaining story-telling, exclusive, unseen archival footage and first-hand testimony from some of those within the Kardashian-Jenner inner circle, including Caitlyn Jenner, House of Kardashian challenges the audience to think about the power and influence the family wields across many facets of society – not just popular culture.
House of Kardashian reviews what we’ve been shown, and explores society’s divided opinions about one of the most famous, and mighty, matriarchies, the world has ever seen.
The Kardashian-Jenners are well known for having a tight grip on how they choose to share their narrative with the world, which has been well-documented for years, via their mutiple, long-running reality TV series.
Through thought-provoking discussion with some of those who have been part of the Kardashian-Jenner world, the series explores the family dynamic, scandal, controversial business deals and personal struggles, leaving the audience with the question: where will their huge power take them and what kind of legacy will they leave behind?
Poppy Dixon, Director of Documentaries and Factual at Sky, said: “Whether you like, loathe or are indifferent to the Kardashians, you cannot deny the family’s grip on popular culture and influence on society.
“The story behind how these women redefined the word ‘dynasty’, all whilst our attitude to celebrity, race and women has changed, is inspiring, thought-provoking and tells us so much about ourselves.
“72 Films are experts in taking these cultural juggernauts and exploring them through ambitious and intelligent storytelling, underpinned with strong journalism and lots of juicy revelation – we are thrilled to be working with them, alongside two highly talented female directors.”
Caitlyn Jenner, contributor, House of Kardashian, said: “I was happy to participate in the interview process to share my side which points to the strength, influence, and prowess my family has in captivating the world’s attention and keeping it over the years. I am incredibly proud of all my children and stepchildren.”
Clare Cameron, Executive Producer, 72 Films, comments: “As a film-maker, you might question what is left to reveal about the Kardashian-Jenners – arguably one of the most famously, overexposed families in Hollywood. Through our interviews with those who have been in the family’s orbit since the beginning, we uncover their personal motivations, and explore how a changing culture allowed their influence on women around the world to thrive.”
House of Kardashian is set to premiere on Sky Documentaries and streaming service NOW, this autumn.
The series was commissioned by Poppy Dixon, Director of Documentaries and Factual at Sky and Hayley Reynolds, Commissioning Editor, on behalf of Zai Bennett, MD of Content, Sky UK&I. House of Kardashian is series directed by Katie Hindley and executive produced by Clare Cameron, alongside 72 Films’ Creative Director John Douglas.
Fremantle is handling international distribution, excluding the USA.