Things are adding up nicely for PBS KIDS’ acclaimed math-based preschool series Peg + Cat as The Fred Rogers Company has announced production on a second season.
Twenty-five brand new episodes including a one-hour musical special are planned and will launch on PBS KIDS in spring 2016.
In addition, new Peg + Cat interactive games and digital storybooks that teach early math skills in humorous ways will be released across PBS KIDS’ digital platforms, in support of the new season.
The series follows the adventures of a spirited little girl, Peg, her loyal sidekick Cat and their group of friends, who work through everyday challenges using their math and problem-solving abilities. Learning from mistakes is a key learning aspect of each episode.
With production on the new season underway, momentum around the property continues to build. Peg + Cat just snapped up three Emmy Awards and four Kidscreen Awards, including best new preschool series and best animated preschool series.
Common Sense Media also recently named Peg as one of TV’s Best Role Models of 2014.
To date, 9 Story Media Group has secured international distribution for the series in more than 30 countries and the program recently debuted on Discovery Kids in Latin America.
Jennifer Oxley (Little Bill, The Wonder Pets!) and Billy Aronson (Rent, Postcards from Buster) are co-creators and executive producers of the series with Kevin Morrison of The Fred Rogers Company and Vince Commisso of production partner 9 Story Media Group also serving as executive producers.
As for licensing, 9 Story Media Group handles international management while HiHat Media manages the brand in the US.