Hardball heads to UK

ABC ME series Hardball has been picked up by children’s channel CBBC in the UK.

It follows recent sales to France, Norway, Ireland, Canada, Hong Kong, Portugal, Slovenia and South Africa and wins at Prix Jeunesse, 2020 BANFF World Media Festival Rockie Awards and the 36th Chicago International Children’s Film Festival.

The Australian Children’s Television Foundation Executive Producer, Bernadette O’Mahony said: “It’s great to see the success of Hardball across the world, and to know that kids in the UK are now also going to enjoy this funny and delightful series. I’m sure they are going to love the warmth and craziness of the gang from Block Street Primary School as much as Australian kids have”.

Hardball is produced by Northern Pictures in association with Screen Australia, Create NSW and the ACTF. Series 2 will be in production in the second half of 2020 with delivery in early 2021.

First Day was also recently sold to CBBC.

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