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Talented kids TV scribes enter book realm

Scholastic UK has picked up global publishing rights to a new fantasy-adventure series from Emmy- and BAFTA-nominated kids TV screenwriters Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler.
April 21, 2015

Scholastic UK has picked up global publishing rights for a new fantasy-adventure series from Emmy- and BAFTA-nominated kids TV writers Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler.

Best-known for their script work on acclaimed series Peter Rabbit,  Octonauts, BBC’s Danger Mouse (coming this fall) and ITV Studios’ new Thunderbirds Are Go, the first title in the upcoming series, Defenders of the Realm, marks Huckerby’s and Ostler’s debut as novelists.

The debut novel follows the journey of Prince Alfie, who is heir to the throne in the 21st century and described by the authors as a “very British superhero.” It is slated to launch in spring 2016, followed by a sequel in 2017.

The duo also has horror feature film, Howl, currently in post-production. It is expected to be released later this year.

About The Author
Patrick Callan is a senior writer at Kidscreen. He reports on the licensing and consumer products side of the global children's entertainment industry via daily news coverage and in-depth features. Contact Patrick at pcallan@brunico.com.

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