HIT Entertainment and Nelvana greenlight a second season of the preschool show, “Mike the Knight.”
The second season, comprising 52 x 12-minute episodes, is in production and is set to begin delivery to broadcasters in late Spring 2013. The series will be produced jointly by HIT Entertainment in London, UK and the award-winning Nelvana Studio in Toronto, Canada. In the second season, viewers will be introduced to Mike’s father and role model, the King of Glendragon, who has been away exploring faraway lands.
Treehouse in Canada, CBeebies in the UK, and Nick Jr. in the U.S. have committed to air Season 2 of Mike the Knight starting in May in Canada, this summer in the UK and later in the fall in the U.S. The first season debuted to high acclaim and viewership, and to date, it has been sold to 27 broadcasters in 112 territories around the world.
“We’re thrilled to greenlight a second season of Mike the Knight with Nelvana,” said Edward Catchpole, Senior Vice President, HIT Brands, HIT Entertainment. “Mike has experienced a tremendous reception around the world on broadcast so we’re delighted to deliver even more magical, medieval adventures to the many preschool boys and girls that have been clamouring for them.”
“Mike the Knight has become an international sensation with preschoolers and their families and Nelvana is delighted to be producing a second season with our partners at HIT,” said Colin Bohm, Managing Director, Nelvana Enterprises. “As per Mike’s famous rallying cry, he is certainly doing something “right”, with placement on key international broadcasters, a second season and an exciting emerging consumer products line.”
Set in the medieval land of Glendragon, Mike the Knight takes viewers into a rich, CG-animated world of wizards, castles, missions, dragons and trolls. With his rallying cry, “Be a knight, do it right!” the heroic Mike brings the excitement and enchantment of medieval times into the life of the modern preschooler. Mike the Knight was created by Alexander Bar (Lunar Jim) and is written by Marc Seal (Head Writer, Bob the Builder™).
Mike the Knight is a Canada-United Kingdom co-production between HIT Entertainment and Nelvana. Nelvana Enterprises represents the series in broadcast and home entertainment in Latin America and France as well as broadcast in the U.S., while HIT Entertainment represents Mike the Knight in all other territories globally. For more information, please visit www.miketheknight.com
Source: HIT Entertainment
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.