TEN’s newest kid’s series begins soon, Elephant Princess.
The 26 x half hour episodes follow Alex Wilson, played by 19yo Emily Robins (Shortland Street), as a girl who wants to make it in a band, until an exotic young man Kuru played by Miles Szanto (Love My Way) arrives to tell her she’s really a princess from the Kingdom of Manjipoor. He’s also come to bring her home to rule. But the last royal relative Vashan, Neighbours‘ Damien Bodie, wants to stop her from claiming her inheritance.
Oh and there’s an elephant in the room.
The series is produced by Jonathan M. Shiff, arguably Australia’s most successful independent producers of children’s television. Shiff’s credits include Thunderstone, Ocean Girl, Cybergirl, H20: Just Add Water, Pirate Islands and Horace and Tina.
Selling children’s television to the world is certainly a lucrative business. Elephant Princess sounds like another astute mix of modern and magical storytelling.
It premieres 4pm Thursday November 13 on TEN.
Alexandra Wilson suddenly finds out that she’s not an average, suburban girl – she’s really the Princess of a mystical kingdom! And if her exotic visitor Kuru and a magical elephant Anala can’t help her master her new magical powers soon, then everything and everyone she knows is in danger.
Series 1, Episode 1
At Alex’s birthday party an exotic boy, Kuru, and elephant, Anala, appear in her backyard.
They tell her she is the Princess of Manjipoor, that she is magic, and they have come to take her home