UK broadcaster Sky Kids has picked up The Athena from recently launched scripted children’s drama prodco Bryncoed Productions.
The 26 x 30-minute live-action tween drama series is slated to air in spring 2019. Produced by Bryncoed in association with Sky Kids, the series will be distributed internationally by ZDF Enterprises, the commercial arm of German pubcaster ZDF.
Following the journey of a young model whose career implodes when she complains about a famous designer treating her like an object, the series will begin shooting in London this summer.
Holly Philips (Dance Academy 2, Nearly Famous) is the lead writer. The rest of the creative team is filled out by award-winning composer Ilan Eshkeri (Vanity Fair), producer Paul McKenzie (Boy Meets Girl, Hetty Feather) and director Isabelle Sieb (Three Women Wait for Death). Foz Allan, the founder of Bryncoed, will serve as executive producer.
The prodco recently brought on its first development exec since opening its doors, tapping former NBCUniversal global acquisitions executive Emma Yap as a development producer.