HBO Max has acquired the first season of action-adventure series Detention Adventure (10 x 11 minutes), produced by Toronto-based LoCo Motion Pictures and Broken Compass Films.
Brokered by the show’s global distributor Blue Ant International, Detention Adventure is now available to stream exclusively on HBO Max in the US.
Created by Joe Kicak and Carmen Albano, the series—which targets tweens and families—tracks a group of sixth-graders who get themselves thrown into detention on purpose in order to look for the location of Alexander Graham Bell’s lost laboratory beneath their school.
CBC’s first original kids scripted series for CBC Gem, as well as LoCo Motion Pictures’ first kids property, Detention Adventure will be steered by showrunner/director Kicak, Albano, Karen Moore and LoCo Motion Pictures founder/president Lauren Corber as executive producers. And Broken Compass Films’ Ryan West is a producer on the project.
Earlier this year, it was announced that the series would return for a sophomore season (10 x 11 minutes). In 2019, Blue Ant International licensed Detention Adventure to the UK’s ITV and ABC Australia.
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