TEN will screen a new animated interstitial for children, Vicky the Viking, based on books by Swedish writer Runer Jonsson.
Aimed at 5-11 year olds, the 78 x 11 minute series follows an ingenious little Viking, who has developed a remarkable sense of astuteness in order to solve problems his clan encounters.
The Australian/French co-production comes from ASE Studios and Studio 100 Animation in association with Flying Bark Productions.
Flying Bark Productions’ Managing Director, Jim Ballantin said, “We are thrilled to announce Network TEN will have the Australian premiere of Vicky The Viking. A fun action comedy series adapted from internationally renowned Runer Jonsson’s books, Vicky The Viking will undoubtedly resonate with Australian audiences with its high-quality animation, witty storylines and relatable themes.
“Rich in Australian voice-talent and creative talent, 26 episodes of the series will be directed by Australia’s very own Marc Wasik with the other 52 directed by our French co-production partners. Marc Wasik will be joined by Jacqui O’Loughlin as one of the talented producers on Vicky The Viking.”
Network TEN Head of Children’s Programming, Cherrie Bottger said, “Network TEN is excited to bring Vicky the Viking to Australian audiences and we are thrilled to be in partnership with an outstanding group of production partners”.
It will premiere in early 2013.