Toronto-based Aircraft Pictures’ children’s series Holly Hobbie has been picked up by a raft of international broadcasters, including French public broadcaster France Télévisions.
Quebec’s TVA Group acquired season one of the Hulu original series, while France Télévisions licensed seasons one and two for both its linear and digital properties. European pay TV channel Minimax also picked up the two seasons for the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Moldavia, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia.
In addition to those sales, global licensing agencies Bulldog (United Kingdom), France TV distribution (France) and Starbright (Italy) have signed on to develop and produce products based on the show.
The second season of the live-action series is currently in post-production, with new episodes scheduled to launch on Hulu (US) this fall.
Produced by Aircraft Pictures in association with London-based Cloudco Entertainment and Wexworks Media, Holly Hobbie is a contemporary take on the story of a teenage singer/songwriter who plans on saving the world one day, but is happy to start in her own small town. According to Cloudco, the property, which first launched in 1967, has racked up USD$1 billion in worldwide licensed product sales over the past five decades.
Season one bowed on Hulu in late 2018 before launching in Canada on Family Channel this January. The first season was also picked up in the UK by BBC.
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