CBeebies has picked up a second season of its comedy series Jamillah and Aladdin, the first-ever CBeebies/CBBC co-commission.
The new season of the 26 x 15-minute live-action series, produced by UK-based Kindle Entertainment (Hank Zipzer), will debut this August.
Filmed on location in South Africa, Jamillah and Aladdin follows the adventures of a courageous young girl, Jamillah (Blossom Campbell), who lives in modern-day London and befriends a genie (Leroy Osei-Bonsu) after finding a magic lamp in her family’s attic.
After the discovery, she winds up travelling back in time to ancient Baghdad, where she meets a boy of her age, Aladdin (Wilson Radjou-Pujalte), who shares her same sense of adventure.
Emma Stuart is the show’s producer, while Catharine Cooke and Jaco Smit serve as directors and Kathy Waugh as head writer.