DHX Television’s Family Channel and Radical Sheep Productions have started production in Toronto, Canada on season five of the tween dance series. The new season is set to premiere on Family Channel in 2017.
The 20-episode order marks the first time DHX has commissioned a fifth season of an original production.
The Next Step is produced by Radical Sheep Productions, a division of Toronto-based Boat Rocker Studios, in association with Family Channel.
After Boat Rocker Media acquired Radical Sheep in March, the new division became home to all of Boat Rocker’s kids and family content, including The Next Step. Prior to the acquisition, The Next Step was produced by Boat Rocker Studios’ scripted and unscripted division, Temple Street.
International rights to the series are handled by BBC Worldwide.