Paris-based Technicolor has greenlit production on a 13 x half-hour second season of family-friendly series The Deep and secured pick-ups by current partners Netflix US, Family CHRGD in Canada, ABC Me Australia and Super RTL in Germany.
Co-produced by DHX Media and A Stark Production, the CGI-animated series also has a new multi-territory licensing agent for North America, EMEA (excluding Germany) and Latin America in DHX Media-owned CPLG.
The Deep, which recently debuted on CBBC and became the UK’s number-three ranked children’s TV series across all channels for the week ending September 7, is based on the popular Gestalt Comics graphic novel series by Tom Taylor (Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Star Wars: Blood Ties). It follows the adventures of a family of underwater explorers, the Nektons, which lives aboard a state-of-the-art submarine that explores the deepest recesses of the Earth’s oceans.
Additional broadcasters currently airing the series include YLE Finland, SVT Sweden, NRK Norway, Okto in Singapore and Panda in Portugal.
Upcoming launches are expected for Ketnet in Belgium and Minika in Turkey.
Technicolor is the underlying rights holder to the series and oversees the show’s rollout and brand licensing extensions, while Canada’s DHX Media handles global distribution, excluding Australia and New Zealand, which fall under A Stark.