Creative exec Karen Fowler has been tapped as showrunner for Flora of the Forest, the 52 x 11-minute series (formerly known as Deer Little Forest) from Koko Rose Media and King Rollo Films.
Fowler will apply her prior experience as executive producer of The Electric Company─for which she won three Emmy Awards─to overseeing the preschool series, which is in development and slated for a 2017 premiere. (Fowler is also currently working on The Jim Henson Company’s co-pro Dot.)
Created and co-developed by illustrator Jo Rose, Flora of the Forest follows a seven-year-old girl who lives with her research scientist mom in an enchanting treehouse in the forest.
Toronto-based Bejuba! is handling international distribution of the series, while London prodco King Rollo (Poppy Cat, Paz and Mama Mirabelle) is producing. The property has also already extended to the digital, publishing and consumer products worlds. To date, Deer Little Forest has secured licensing agents in 13 countries including the US, Canada, Germany and China.
All rights to the series are held by Koko Rose Media.