Yannick Bisson, the leading actor on CBC juggernaut Murdoch Mysteries, will also have a starring role on an upcoming kids series from Little Airplane Productions and Breakthrough Entertainment.
The Adventures of Napkin Man has been in the works since last October, and the CBC is helping to develop the 13 x 30-minute series, which combines live action with animation courtesy of Little Tugboat Productions. CBC will also distribute the show in all regions except for the US, which will be handled by Little Airplane.
Bisson will star as Mister Anthony, a preschool teacher who draws a superhero named Napkin Man for his students. Napkin Man magically comes to life in an animated world to help young children better understand and manage their feelings.
Production on the series begins this month in Toronto, and the Ceeb is planning a September launch.