Nickelodeon UK & Ireland has acquired all five seasons of Novel Entertainment’s Horrid Henry, which will bow in a week-long Nicktoons takeover beginning on May 28. The first four seasons will then become a fixed part of the Nicktoons schedule, with season five (42 x 11 minutes) slated to debut on the channel next year.
Produced by Novel since 2006, the 250-episode series is based on characters created by author Francesca Simon. The toon follows a 10-year-old boy who complains all of the time that life isn’t fair and is determined to protest the tyranny of adults.
The Horrid Henry brand has extended to film, stage, radio, online and consumer products. Fashions UK, for one, recently created a range of branded t-shirts, pajamas, sweatshirts and socks. The linear series, meanwhile, has sold to global broadcasters including ABC (Australia), RTE (Ireland), Mediacorp (Singapore), Gulli (France), NRK (Norway), Hulu (US), SVT (Sweden), YLE (Finland), RTP (Portugal), TVP1 (Poland) and Al Jazeerah (Middle East).
Series distributor Zodiak Kids recently signed a deal with Amazon Prime Video India for 100 hours of content, which also included all four seasons of Horrid Henry.