9 Story Media Group and Kratt Brothers Company have started production on a fifth season of animated series Wild Kratts for PBS KIDS in the US and TVO and Knowledge Network in Canada.
The show’s fifth season, expected to bow on PBS KIDS in 2017, will include another 20 episodes, taking the total series episode count to 138.
Meanwhile, 9 Story Media has inked a raft of new sales for the show, various seasons of which have been acquired by RTBF (Belgium), VRT (Belgium), E Junior (UAE and Israel), Noga(Israel), RTE (Ireland), SIC (Portugal) and TVC (Spain).
Wild Kratts, which just recently inspired a line of Whole Foods grocery products, premiered on PBS KIDS in the US in 2011 and on TVO, Knowledge Network and Télé-Quebec in Canada. The series was created and developed by brothers and zoologists Martin and Chris Kratt, who star in the show as animated versions of themselves.
Kratt Brothers Company distributes the series and manages licensing for the brand within North America, while 9 Story handles all international distribution and licensing rights.