HBO Max, ZDF, Globo unite for Theodosia

Cottonwood Media's new live-action adventure series about a young Egyptologist with magical powers will start filming in April.
February 26, 2021

HBO Max, Germany’s ZDF and Globo in Brazil have all committed to co-producing and broadcasting Cottonwood Media’s new live-action series Theodosia.

Set in 1906, the 26 x 30-minute Egyptian-themed adventure is based on books of the same name by Roblin LaFevers. The show revolves around a young girl who uses magical powers to identify and combat ancient curses.

Matthias Hoene (Cockneys vs Zombies) and Alex Jacobs (Hollyoaks) will direct episodes when filming starts in April. Theodosia‘s head writer Joe Williams (Young Dracula) and Leila Smith (Find Me in Paris) are on board as executive producers. And David Michel, Cécile Lauritano and Zoé Carrera Allaix will produce for Cottonwood.

Federation Kids & Family and ZDF Enterprises will handle worldwide sales for the new series.

Theodosia is Globoplay’s first international live-action co-pro for kids. Up to this point, the Globo-owned VOD platform has primarily focused on picking up existing titles, recently inking deals with ZDF for more than 200 hours of content and with Jetpack Distribution for a package of films.

No stranger to live-action adventure content, Cottonwood produces Find Me in Paris, a series about a time-traveling ballet dancer that ZDF and ZDF Enterprises first commissioned in 2016.


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