Lupus Films has announced that it’s producing a second series of The Hive, the CGI-animated preschool series, with SPV The Hive Enterprises. The series has been acquired by Disney Junior in the UK and France.
The second installment of the series will go into pre-production in June 2014 and will air on Disney Junior in the UK and France in 2015.
In addition to the 69 x seven-minute regular episodes, the second series will incorporate three x 22-minute holiday specials based around the themes of Christmas, Halloween and Summer. Once again, BAFTA award-winning writer Bridget Hurst (Charlie & Lola) will be head writer for the series, whose second season will include colorful new characters and locations. The greenlight follows the international success of series one, which has been sold into more than 150 territories worldwide.
The Hive is produced by The Hive Productions S2, in association with Lupus Films and Monumental Productions. Bejuba! Entertainment handles the international TV and home entertainment distribution rights to the show, while UK-based Space Enterprises will continue to look after The Hive‘s successful licensing and merchandising program, which currently includes plush, toys, books, puzzles and apparel, and retails in the UK, Australia and South Africa. New programs are due to launch in Italy and Germany in 2014, and the US in 2015.