Vancouver, Canada-based Nerd Corps Entertainment has secured several broadcast deals for its latest original comedy series, Endangered Species. Global rollout for the studio’s third original comedy, created by founder and CEO Asaph Fipke, will kick-off this summer and will continue into 2015.
As the first season production continues and Teletoon prepares to debut the series in Canada this fall, ABC TV has secured rights for exclusive free TV and non-exclusive streaming in Australia. As well, Discovery Italia has struck a similar deal for free TV rights and non-exclusive free VOD to bring the series to Italy.
Meanwhile, Canal Plus has acquired rights for Endangered Species for pay TV on Canal+Family and Teletoon+ in France.
Endangered Species is a comedy that follows three best friends living in a tree stump: Pickle the adrenaline-junkie bunny, Merl the safety-conscious squirrel, and Gull the naïve seagull.
The series is produced as 26 commercial half-hours or 52 x 11-minute episodes, aimed at a core kid demographic of six- to 11-year-olds. Bonus on-air and digital video content has is also in production to support the series, along with three games for online and mobile platforms, and web content.