Hitmen: Reloaded

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Hitmen: Reloaded

The Brief:

SPS were engaged by Tiger Aspect Productions & Sky Studios to provide full post-production (excluding grade & VFX) on ‘Hitmen: Reloaded’ – the second season (x6 30-min episodes) of the hit scripted comedy following Fran (Sue Perkins) and Jamie (Mel Giedroyc) as they reprised their roles as two best friends who just happen to kill people for a living. The brief was to build on the success of the first series collaboration by further improving the workflow, delivering the project to NBCU for the first time, and pushing the boundaries by producing the project in UHD HDR and Dolby Atmos.

The Solution:

Considering the scale and profile of the project, we formed a team of our top post talent with the right blend of experience and energy to support both the production & creative teams, liaise directly with the external post facilities overseeing grade & VFX, build a bespoke workflow, execute daily rush turnarounds, and deliver a high-quality programme to specifications. With the pandemic bringing an additional dynamic to the project, our team rose to the occasion to seamlessly guide new creative team members through the hybrid workflow, pivot to accommodate a fully remote offline edit, expand their scope to cover elements of online VFX work, and ensure that the programme retained the look as editorially intended throughout all localisations.

Edited in Avid Media Composer (w/ BL Plug-In) and audio mixed in Pro Tools, the project was turned around in roughly 18 weeks and delivered for transmission on Sky Comedy & Sky Showcase.

The audio work on this project has subsequently been nominated in the ‘Excellence in Audio Post-Production (Scripted)’ category at the Broadcast Tech Innovation Awards 2021.

The Team:

Jon Slade - Editor

Mark Sison - Assistant Editor

Finn Curry, Tim McKeever, Tom Nursey - Audio

Naman Davda - Workflow Supervisor

Vickie Mansell - Post Producer

5.1Audio Format

AtmosAudio Format

HDVideo Format

UHDVideo Format

HDRVideo Format

“Working with SPS over 2 series has been an absolute pleasure. The entire team has been extremely collaborative and on S2, they worked tirelessly to deal with the challenges of remote working and schedule changes. SPS has been flexible, excellent at finding solutions to any problems along the way, and really engaged with the project, both creatively and technically.”
Anne Patterson

Co-Producer, Tiger Aspect Productions