Sesame Workshop and Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana have greenlit a second season of the animated preschool series Esme & Roy. The new episodes (26 x 11-minutes) and its first 22-minute special will air on Treehouse (Canada) and HBO (the US) in early 2020.
The show’s first season—distributed by Nelvana outside of the US—was recently picked up by KiKa (Germany), Disney Junior Southeast Asia, NRK (Norway), SVT (Sweden), YLE (Finland), Minimini (Poland), HOP (Israel) and DKids (the Middle East and North Africa).
Esme & Roy follows the titular monster sitters as they help little creatures through everyday situations, like feeling scared during a storm or trying a new food. Produced by Sesame Workshop and Nelvana, the series was created by Dustin Ferrer and Amy Steinberg (Shimmer and Shine, Team Umizoomi and Peg + Cat).
In 2018, Nelvana and Sesame Workshop inked an exclusive Canadian broadcast and licensing agreement, building on the previous partnership to create this series.