Production is underway on Drive Me Crazy, a new series produced by Toronto-based prodco marblemedia in association with Proper Television for Corus Entertainment-owned kidsnet YTV.
In each episode of the 20 x half-hour series, new teen drivers are put through a driving course, but must depend on the instruction of a family member to successfully complete various challenges. Casting is currently underway for participants and their family members, with Drive Me Crazy scheduled to bow on YTV in 2016.
Drive Me Crazy is based on British format Driving Academy, originally produced by Zodiak Media’s Lucky Day Productions and airing on CBBC. marblemedia’s distribution arm, Distribution360, is splitting distribution duties on Drive Me Crazy by territory with Zodiak Media. marblemedia will lead development on an interactive extension for the series.
Drive Me Crazy is executive produced by marblemedia’s Matt Hornburg and Mark Bishop, and Proper Television’s Guy O’Sullivan and Steve Sloan. Miklos Perlus, VP kids and family at marblemedia, will serve as co-executive producer with Kirsten Scollie line producing. The series received financial support from the Shaw Rocket Fund.