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CBeebies re-ups Jamillah and Aladdin

The first-ever CBeebies/CBBC co-commission has been renewed for a second season.
July 29, 2016

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.

CBeebies controller Kay Benbow¬†commissioned the series, which is executive produced by CBeebies’ Michael Towner¬†and Kindle’s Anne Brogan.

Emma Stuart is the show’s producer, while Catharine Cooke and Jaco Smit serve as directors and Kathy Waugh as head writer.

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Jeremy is the Features Editor of Kidscreen specializing in the content production, broadcasting and distribution aspects of the global children's entertainment industry. Contact Jeremy at jdickson@brunico.com.

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