More burgers and pizza will be raining down on TV sets around the world soon now that Sony Pictures Animation has inked a deal with DHX Media to create a TV series for the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs film franchise.
DHX will develop and produce the 26 x 22-minute show, as well a manage its global TV, merchandising and non-US home entertainment rights. Sony, meanwhile, will be the home entertainment distributor in the US.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Series will be a prequel to the films, set before giant pieces of food started to rain down on Swallow Falls. The hero of the movie, Flint Lockwood, is a high school tween with dreams of becoming a scientist in a blue-collar town where sardines drive the economy. Tagging along is the new girl in town, Sam Sparks, who yearns to become an intrepid reporter. Other popular characters from the movie will return as well.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs debuted on the silver screen in 2009, and was followed by a sequel in 2013. Distributed by Columbia Pictures, the movies combined grossed more than US$550 million in theaters.