Singapore’s Infinite Studios (Octonauts) has boarded ABC ME’s underwater series The Deep, replacing Parisian studio Technicolor for the upcoming fourth season.
Infinite joins Australia’s A Stark Production and Canada’s WildBrain as a co-producing partner on 13 brand-new half hours that have been greenlit by ABC ME and Singaporean broadcaster MediaCorp. Though it’s no longer co-producing the CG-animated series, Technicolor is still the property’s underlying rights holder.
The Deep targets eight- to 12-year-olds with underwater adventure-driven stories based on Tom Taylor’s graphic novel series of the same name.
According to Infinite, the show’s new season will feature the Singaporean and Indonesian regions, showcasing their marine biodiversity and local legends tied to maritime history.
In terms of work split, Infinite will oversee layout, animation, FX, lighting and composition on season four, while A Stark Production handles scripting, storyboarding, design and original music scoring. WildBrain, meanwhile, will manage editorial, directing, voice recording and post-production.
CBBC (UK), WildBrain’s Family Channel (Canada), Super RTL (Germany) and SVT (Sweden) have already pre-bought the latest season, though none have announced airdates yet. Season four brings the show’s total number of episodes to 65 half hours.
Infinite will also distribute The Deep in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos and China. The Australian Children’s Television Foundation handles Australia and New Zealand, and WildBrain oversees the rest of the world.