Hybrid CGI animated series to premiere globally this summer on Netflix and this month on Australia’s Nine Network.
Alien TV, a new family TV series, will premiere globally on Netflix later this summer and this month on Australia’s free to air Nine Network, launching with 26 half hour episodes targeted at kids aged 6-11 years and their families. The series is a co-production of Entertainment One (eOne0) and POP Family Entertainment in collaboration with Netflix. The Nine Network commissioned the series in Australia; it was produced with the financial support of Create NSW.
Combining real world imagery with high-end CGI animation, the series follows the slapstick misadventures of an extra-terrestrial television news crew as they try to understand the wild, baffling and sometimes ‘just-plain-weird’ life on a newly discovered planet called… Earth. The Alien TV news crew lands on Earth to unravel the mysteries of this strange new world and report back to their curious alien audience. Their attempts at understanding human behavior descend into chaos as they misinterpret everything they see – with unexpected and humorous consequences.
“Alien TV is a great example of what international co-productions are all about,” commented POP Family Entertainment CEO and Alien TV producer, Carmel Travers. “I am thrilled that through Netflix and Nine, this irreverent comedy will be beamed worldwide giving audiences everywhere a funny look at the world as aliens might see us.”
“Our new show, Alien TV, takes recognizable situations and transforms them into side-splittingly hilarious visual gags that have an instant and universal appeal for both kids and parents,” added eOne president family brands, Olivier Dumont. “Alien TV demonstrates our ongoing commitment to bringing audiences high-quality, original kids programming on the very best platforms and we really believe it has the potential to be a big hit when it debuts this summer.”
Source: Entertainment One