Nickelodeon has signed on as the global broadcast partner for Nelvana’s Mysticons, a girl-focused action series set to start production later this year.
Mysticons is slated to make its global debut in 2017, with Nickelodeon broadcasting the series worldwide including in the US. Nelvana Studios will work closely with a number of partners on the production of the series, including The Topps Company, a trading cards manufacturer that was acquired by former Disney CEO Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company and Madison Dearborn Partners in 2007.
Playmates Toys has also come aboard, as global master toy partner for Mysticons.
Eisner and Noel Bright will serve as executive producers for The Topps Company along with Corus Entertainment’s Doug Murphy, Colin Bohm and Irene Weibel.
Written by Sean Jara, (RedaKai, The League of Super Evil), the half-hour animated series is targeted to girls over the age of six, and follows the stories of four girls who transform into warriors and undertake a quest to find a magic tome called the Codex. When development on the series was first announced back in April 2013, Mysticons was described as a boys-focused property targeted towards kids aged six to 11 years.