Renewed: The PM’s Daughter, Little J & Big Cuz.

Returning kids titles are funded by Screen Australia, along with a new iview documentary.

Screen Australia has announced funding for a second season of ABC ME local drama The PM’s Daughter and a fourth season of NITV / ABC animation Little J & Big Cuz.

Screen Australia’s Head of Content Grainne Brunsdon said, “We’re delighted to announce these projects including some stellar children’s content, which demonstrates the ability of Australian creators to produce high calibre, original IP that connects with young viewers. It’s very special that Little J & Big Cuz is engaging children around the country in-language and we are proud to support another series of this ground-breaking production.”

The PM’s Daughter Series 2
10 x 24 mins
FremantleMedia Australia Pty Ltd
Genre Comedy, Drama
Writer/Script Producer Jess Paine
Writers Alexandra Cullen, Lou Sanz, Hannah Samuel, Gemma Bird Matheson, Craig Irvin, Nikki Tran
Producer Tim Powell
Co-Producer Yingna Lu
Executive Producers Warren Clarke, Tristram Baumber, Mary-Ellen Mullane
Co-Executive Producer Kieran Hoyle
Broadcaster ABC
International Sales TBA
Synopsis Cat’s finally found her groove as the PM’s daughter, but her school and home life are upended when she discovers an unexpected crush, begins a feverishly competitive internship, and outs a shocking parental secret – all leading to the unmasking of a brand new conspiracy.

Little J & Big Cuz Series 4
10 x 12 mins
Ned Lander Media Pty Ltd
Genre Family
Director Tony Thorne
Producer Ned Lander
Writers Dot West, Erica Glynn, Sam Paynter, Danielle MacLean, Adam Thompson
Broadcaster NITV / ABC
International Sales Australian Children’s Television Foundation & ACER
Synopsis Little kids, big adventures – 5 year old Little J and his 9 year old cousin Big Cuz are a couple of lively First Nations Australian kids who live with their Nanna and their Old Dog.

There was also funding for a new iview documentary, It’s a Jungle Out Here!

It’s a Jungle Out Here!
7 x 24 mins
WildBear Entertainment Pty Ltd
Genre Documentary
Director Isaac Elliott
Writers Anita Punton, Lawrence Leung, Danielle Walker, Mark O’Toole
Script Producer Mark O’Toole
Series Producer Kate Pappas
Executive Producers Kate Pappas, Alan Erson, Mark O’Toole
Platform ABC iview
Synopsis A 15 x 15 mins Digital Docu-Comedy series that weaves a funny live action narrative with quirky wildlife footage in an all new format.

Screen Australia has also funded a new feature film, 200% Wolf, a sequel to the 2020 animated family feature 100% Wolf from Flying Bark Productions, and following the ABC series of the same name.

200% Wolf
Flying Bark Productions
Genre Comedy, Drama, Family
Director Alexs Stadermann
Writer Fin Edquist
Producers Barbara Stephen, Alexia Gates-Foale, Carmen Perez-Marsa Roca
Distributor Studio Canal
International Sales Studio 100 Film
Synopsis Freddy Lupin is back, and this time the pink poodle is on a mission to save cheeky young moon spirit Moopoo, and send him back to where he blasted from.

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