Disney Channel is set to launch Sadie Sparks, a 52-episode animated series for kids ages six to 11 from Brown Bag Films’ Dublin studio and Parisian company Cyber Group Studios, across the EMEA region.
Created and directed by Bronagh O’Hanlon, alongside a writing team led by Rebecca Hobbs, the series follows the adventures of a 14-year-old girl with magical powers who must juggle high school life with her new role as a wizard-in-training. To harness her volatile abilities, she receives guidance from Gilbert, a grumpy rabbit sent to the human CGI-animated world from a magical 2D-animated realm.
The all-star UK voice cast, which was announced today at the Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield, England, features The Evermoor Chronicles‘ Georgia Lock (pictured) as Sadie, and comedian Rufus Hound (Argumental, Celebrity Juice) as her unlikely new rabbit friend.
Other cast members include TV dance-show judge Craig Revel-Horwood (Strictly Come Dancing) as snobbish snake Cornelius and Sammy Moore (The Evermoor Chronicles) as boy-next-door Sam.
The series has been in the works since 2014, when it was tentatively titled Gilbert and Allie.