Technicolor, DHX Media and A Stark Production announce the U.S. debut of the new CG-animated series based on hit graphic novel series from Tom Taylor.
LOS ANGELES -- Technicolor, DHX Media, and A Stark Production have announced that Netflix will stream the underwater adventure series The Deep in the U.S. beginning June 1st. The series, based on the Aurealis Award-winning graphic novel series created by multi-award-winning best-selling comic book author and playwright Tom Taylor (All-New Wolverine, Earth 2, Superior Iron Man, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Star Wars: Blood Ties), illustrated by James Brouwer (Justice League Beyond), and published by Gestalt Comics, The Deep offers strong family appeal. Taylor serves as co-creator and lead writer of the series and Brouwer serves as co-creator and art director.
“We are delighted to partner with leading streaming service Netflix to bring The Deep to U.S. families, and are confident that children and parents alike will engage with the thrilling aquatic adventures of the Nekton family as they uncover the mysteries of the undersea world,” commented Alison Warner, VP, IP Sales, Acquisitions and Co-Productions at Technicolor, which is an underlying rights holder in the series. “The Deep is a classic adventure story with solid appeal for co-viewing audiences and has already made an impact overseas.”
The Deep follows the adventures of the Nekton family, a brilliant team of underwater explorers. With state-of-the-art technology and an unquenchable thirst for discovery, the Nektons explore the mysterious depths of the ocean, where most of our world lies unexplored and unexplained. While others look up to the stars, this family knows that an infinite number of things shine brightly in the darkness below. The Deep is a place where leviathans swim through sunken cities, pirates lurk amidst floating black markets, and where a mysterious group of Guardians hide long lost secrets.
“As co-producers on The Deep, we are very excited that Netflix will be streaming the series in the U.S.,” added Josh Scherba, SVP Distribution at DHX Media. “The Deep is a fantastic animated show, filled with just the sort of adventure and excitement that kids and their families love.”
Netflix joins an esteemed line-up of broadcast partners for The Deep which has already debuted on CBBC in the UK, The Seven Network in Australia, Super RTL in Germany, and Canada’s Family CHRGD.
Technicolor is the underlying rights holder to The Deep and oversees the series roll-out and brand management. The co-production partners are Australia-based A Stark Production (scripts, design and music) and Canada-based DHX Media (animation, voices and post-production); with distribution handled by DHX Media.