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‘Totally Spies!’ Live-Action Series in Development at Amazon MGM

Based on the French animated series, the project, which follows best friends and international spy trio Clover, Alexa, and Sam in college, will be executive produced by Will Ferrell.

What like, totally incredible news! A live-action series based on the beloved French cartoon Totally Spies! is in development from Amazon MGM Studios and Banijay Kids & Family, according to Variety. Will Ferrell will executive produce.

The adaptation will follow best friends and international spy trio Clover, Alexa, and Sam during their first year of college. A writer has not yet been tapped to pen the script.

In the original series, the teen girls had to balance their high school lives in Beverly Hills as well as their jobs as secret agents for the World Organization of Human Protection (WOOHP). Eventually, the trio went to college, but in the seventh season revival, which recently debuted in France and will launch later this year on Cartoon Network, the girls were once again in high school.

Joining Ferrell as executive producers are Jessica Elbaum and Alix Taylor for Gloria Sanchez Productions. Banijay Kids & Family CEO Benoît Di Sabatino also executive produces.

Totally Spies! is a huge success for Banijay Kids & Family, having been translated in 60 languages and sold to more than 220 territories,” Di Sabatino said. “With a social media base of 3 million, the series continues to thrive in its animation form with the recently launched 7th season. Rola Bauer approached me for a live-action adaptation, and we were thrilled to partner with Amazon MGM Studios. With her, Ludovic Attal, and Punit Matoo’s support, we are honoured to join such a stronghold of female-focused producers in Gloria Sanchez Productions to produce for Prime Video.”

“Will, Alix and I are thrilled to be joining our partners at Amazon and Banijay to bring Totally Spies! to life as a live-action show,” Gloria Sanchez president Elbaum said. “Gloria Sanchez was originally founded to tell stories about complicated characters and empower female voices and storytellers. As longtime fans of the animated show, we couldn’t think of a story more fitting to our ethos. The themes of girl-power, never sacrificing friendship, fun, or your true self to be successful resonated with us then, and feel ripe to revisit now.”

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Journalist, antique shop owner, aspiring gemologist—Laurén brings a diverse perspective to animation, where every frame reflects her varied passions.