Production to begin Spring 2021; produced by redknot, a joint venture between Nelvana and Discovery, the show is based on the popular graphic novels written and illustrated by Ashley Spires.
Nelvana and Discovery have greenlit a second season of redknot’s inaugural series, Agent Binky: Pets of The Universe (52 x 11 min). Production begins Spring 2021 and will launch on Corus Entertainment’s Treehouse in Canada and Discovery Kids in Latin America (LATAM) later next year.
“Agent Binky: Pets of The Universe is a playful and imaginative series filled with witty, slapstick humor that has connected with audiences around the world,” commented redknot executive manager Pat Burns. “The new season will feature even higher stakes, more developed character arcs, and expansion into the P.U.R.S.T. world.”
Based on the bestselling Kids Can Press graphic novels, written and illustrated by Ashley Spires, P.U.R.S.T. agents Binky, Gracie, Gordon, Loo, and Nola are back on the case and ready to protect their human families from even more aliens, robots, and interstellar threats. Certified and ready for action, the team is determined to go where no pet has gone before! Equipped with even more gadgets, the agents set off on exciting adventures, exploring new locations, and meeting new friends. The new season will also feature more holiday-themed episodes.
“As one of our first projects with redknot, we are elated with the success the first season received both in Latin America and worldwide,” shared Discovery Kids Latin America, senior director of production, Adriano Schmid. “There was never any question to us that these space agents had more ‘tails to tell.’ So, we look forward to bringing young fans and their family’s fun stories about how innocence and resilience can go hand in hand, or paw in paw, in their case.”
Agent Binky: Pets of The Universe launched on Treehouse in Canada in September 2019 and rolled out internationally in Spring 2020. The series airs on Treehouse (Canada), Discovery Kids (LATAM), Cartoon Network (EMEA), TF1 (France), SRC (French Canada), SENYU (China), Mediacorp (Singapore), and True (Thailand), and is set to launch on TVNZ (New Zealand) and TV8 (Lithuania) this Spring. The series continues to garner strong ratings worldwide.
Season 1 was nominated for Kidscreen Awards’ Best New Preschool Series in 2020 and features a highly lauded Canadian voice cast including Paul Braunstein and Julie Lemieux (Amelia in Happy PURSTgiving). The first season is available on Treehouse On-Demand and STACKTV, as well as on Amazon Prime Video Channels.
redknot Inc., is a new production company created as a joint venture between Discovery Communications LLC and Nelvana Limited. The company’s content is distributed globally by Nelvana, except for Latin America which is distributed by Discovery Kids.
Source: Nelvana Limited