The Deep sells to new broadcasters

Further seasons of ABC ME animated series are sold to broadcasters in US, Canada, Ireland, Norway & France.

ABC ME animated series The Deep, created by created by comic book author and playwright Tom Taylor, has secured new international deals.

Distributor WildBrain has new deals with Rockbot (US) for season one; Club Illico (Canada) for seasons one and two; RTE (Ireland) for seasons three and four; NRK (Norway) for seasons one, two and four; and France Télévisions for season four.

Australia’s A Stark Production, handles the scripting, storyboarding and design, and original music score of the new series, while Canada’s WildBrain has managed editorial, directors, voice recording, and postproduction on the new episodes. Singapore’s Infinite Studios has overseen layout, animation, FX, lighting, and composition.

Avrill Stark, CEO of A Stark Production, said: “I am absolutely thrilled to see The Deep picked up by even more international broadcasters – with stories that are wonderfully submersive, exciting and filled with mystery, the show is truly a delight for young global audiences. As an exciting brand of entertainment, The Deep is really finding its voice through a diverse range of broadcasters, public spaces, and educational channels and now gives our audience the opportunity to engage with the series in so many new and fun ways”.

Caroline Tyre, VP Global Sales & Rights Strategy at WildBrain, said: “The Deep is rich in adventure with entertaining storylines and compelling characters and it’s no wonder the show is so popular. It’s a joy to continue sharing it with new audiences around the globe and to watch families discover the on-screen journey into the unknown depths of the ocean.”

The Australian Children’s Television Foundation has also secured a partnership with the Australian National Maritime Museum’s educational and digital departments to create a learning resource for years 3-6 classes actf.com.au/the-deep-learning-resource .

The Deep has also recently won several awards including Best Music for Children’s Programming in the 2022 Screen Music Awards, a Bronze win for Children’s TV series in the 2022 Australian Effects and Animation awards as well as was nominated for Best 3D Animated Programme in the 2022 Asian Television Awards.

In 2021 ABC greenlit 13 new half-hour episodes for season four, alongside Mediacorp and the Australian Children’s Television Foundation, with the support of Screen NSW.

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