Following the success of its soap/mystery series House of Anubis , Belgian Studio 100 and Nickelodeon have joined forces again on a new soap for kids ages eight to 11 entitled Hotel 13 (120 x 12 minutes).
The series follows the adventures of six teenagers who come together while staying and working at a seaside hotel. The plot thickens when one of the teens learns via a mysterious message that he has to locate room 13, which doesn’t appear to exist.
Production on the new German-language series began last month in Belgium and will continue until December 2012 with the series scheduled to air this fall on Nickelodeon for the Northern European market (Germany, and dubbed versions to Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland and Austria).
Nickelodeon Northern Europe, Studio 100 NV and Studio 100 Media are co-producing the German-speaking version of the series with Dutch director Dennis Bots on board as director.
Coinciding with the fall television debut, merchandising products (a board game, puzzle, DVD box and audio drama) will also be launched.
The new production follows on the heels of House of Anubis being green lit by Nickelodeon for a third season.