Animated ABC ME series The Deep has been renewed for a third season.
13 new half-hour episodes have been commissioned, bringing the total number of episodes to 52 half-hours.
“ABC ME brings children content that they love and we are excited to be expanding that experience with a new season of The Deep – a high quality and engaging underwater adventure series like no other,” said Michael Carrington, Head of ABC Children’s Television.
“Since its debut, The Deep has brought waves of excitement to kids and families worldwide,” said Josh Scherba, EVP, Content and Distribution, DHX Media. “With a third season now greenlit, and a host of licensing deals signed, the brand has become a bona fide global hit. Audiences love The Deep because it blends the closeness of family life with thrilling undersea adventures, teaching life lessons while sparking curiosity and a thirst for discovery. Working alongside Technicolor and A Stark Production, we’ve created something very special with The Deep.”
Avrill Stark, CEO, A Stark Production, and Executive Producer of The Deep, said: “We are extremely pleased to be announcing a third season of The Deep with our wonderful collaborators, DHX Media and Technicolor. With broadcast and streaming support from ABC, Netflix and Family CHRGD, plus some exciting licensing deals in place, we are looking forward to the continued local and international success of The Deep.”
The series will air worldwide on Netflix, and on Family CHRGD in Canada.
The Deep won the 50th Annual AWGIE Awards in Australia for Children’s Television (5-14 years old), the 2017 Kidscreen Award for Best New Series (Kids Category) and the Golden Sparrow Award at the 2017 German Children’s Media Festival.