Canada’s DHX Media has licensed Fresh TV’s docudrama-style series Backstage to Disney Channel in multiple territories, including the US and the UK.
The 30 x half-hour series was acquired by Disney Channel for 15 territories in total. In addition to the US and the UK, the show was acquired by the global channel in France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Nordics, Benelux, Germany, Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey, Middle East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Backstage is a scripted series that follows a group of teenagers attending a prestigious arts high school. The series was commissioned by DHX’s Family Channel in July 2015 and will bow on the channel this spring.
Backstage was created and developed by Jennifer Pertsch and Fresh TV in association with DHX Television. Pertsch also writes and produces the series. Fresh TV’s Brian Irving serves as producer and executive producer. Other executive producers are showrunner Lara Azzopardi, who also directed and co-developed the series in addition to writing, Tom McGillis and George Elliott. Backstage stars Devyn Nekoda, Alyssa Trask, Aviva Mongillo, Joshua Bogert, Julia Tomasone, Matthew Isen, Kyal Legend, McKenzie Small, Isiah Hall and Adrianna Di Liello.
From Playback Daily.