Vancouver-based Big Bad Boo Studio’s Galapagos X has been greenlit by a number of Canadian pubcasters, including TVOKids, SRC Radio-Canada, Knowledge Kids and TFO.
The 26 x 11 minute series, which will premiere in March 2023, follows four kids who travel back in time to prevent a future eco-disaster from taking place. It targets kids ages six to 11 and has a climate change curriculum woven throughout its episodes, says Big Bad Boo director Shabnam Rezaei.
Galapagos X also has a VR component that Big Bag Boo has been working on with Google Expeditions since 2019. This companion experience—available on Google Cardboard and the Expeditions app—takes kids on live-action AR- and VR-driven journeys to different landmarks around the world and different times in history. The first three iterations were publishing in 2020, and an additional 20 sets will be added in 2023 when the series premieres.