The series - premiering in 2014 - stars Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica) and Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch).
Created by Lucy Kirkwood (Skins), The Smoke follows the adrenaline-fuelled and emotional stories of the White Watch crew of a London fire station.
Bamber - who plays firefighter Kev - has promised that the eight-part drama will deliver "kick-ass, life-threatening fires and emotional explosions".
Anne Mensah, Sky's head of drama, added: "We wanted to bring a new, modern view of heroism to Sky1 - The Smoke was a perfect fit."
Sky today (September 17) unveiled a number of new drama commissions, including one-off films starring Billie Piper, Ben Whishaw and Ashley Walters.
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