Sky have commissioned a new comedy prank show Player Pranks, from Zig Zag Productions and Krempelwood.
The series is fronted by former Manchester City and England defender Micah Richards and his Sky Sports colleague Adam ‘Smithy’ Smith for a top-secret mission to prank the great and good of football.
In each 30 minute episode, Micah and ‘Smithy’ take to the field with a bunch of hidden cameras, ingenious props and comic actors to inject mayhem into the lives of some of the country’s most famous football personalities, when they least expect it.
Micah and Adam’s surprise 'victims' include Sky Sports' Chris Kamara, Lionesses star Jill Scott, Micah’s fellow Sky Sports pundit and former Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher, and former Spurs and England star Jermaine Jenas.
Danny Fenton, CEO at Zig Zag commented: “Bringing together the infectious Micah Richards in conjunction with Adam “Smithy” Smith and a series of pranks played on football legends for Sky feels like the perfect entertainment combination. We hope the viewers have half as much fun watching it as we did making it.”
Barbara Lee, Commissioning Editor at Sky, said: “We are huge fans of Micah Richards at Sky Max and are delighted to be working with him. He brings infectious fun to everything he does so he’s perfectly cast in this as a mischievous prankster.”
The four-part series will air on Sky Max and Sky Sports this August as part of the countdown to the 2022/23 season.