UK broadcaster Sky Kids has picked up the new presenter-led variety series SO Beano! from Beano Studios. Aimed at eight- to 11-year-olds, the 26 x 15-minute show will debut on the Sky Kids app and NOW TV kids platform for all Sky customers.
SO Beano! is hosted by YouTuber Joe Tasker, comedian Nimisha Odedra and presenters Emma Shaw and Joseph Robinson. The variety series will showcase some of the hottest trends and most loved content on Beano.com, including dance crazes, comedy sketches, guest challenges and new cartoons. Each episode features eight sketches from presenters, animators, comedy writers and performers.
George Sawyer (Horrible Histories, Counterfeit Cat) is serving as director and producer on the new flagship series.
Beano Studios’ first TV commission, Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed currently airs on CBBC and features characters from the long-running comic The Beano. It’s produced by Jellyfish Pictures, and Jetpack Distribution holds the international distribution rights.