ABC ME animated series The deepcreated by comic book author and playwright Tom Taylor, it has secured new international deals.
Distributor WildBrain has new deals with Rockbot (USA) for the first season; Club Illico (Canada) for seasons one and two; RTE (Ireland) for seasons three and four; NRK (Norway) for seasons one, two and four; and France Télévisions for the fourth season.
Australia’s A Stark Production is handling the script, storyboarding, design and original score for the new series, while Canada’s WildBrain is handling the editorial staff, directors, voice recording and post-production of the new episodes. Infinite Studios in Singapore supervised the layout, animation, effects, lighting and composition.
Avrill Stark, CEO of A Stark Production, said: “I am absolutely thrilled to see The deep picked up by even more international broadcasters – with beautifully engaging, exciting and full of mystery stories, the show is truly a delight for young global audiences. As an exciting entertainment brand, The deep is truly finding its voice across a diverse range of broadcasters, public spaces and educational channels and now offers our audience the opportunity to engage with the series in so many new and fun ways.”
Caroline Tire, VP Global Sales & Rights Strategy at WildBrain, said: “The deep is packed with adventures with entertaining storylines and compelling characters and it’s no wonder the show is so popular. It’s a joy to continue sharing it with new audiences around the world and to watch families discover the on-screen journey into the unknown depths of the ocean.”
The Australian Children’s Television Foundation has also secured a partnership with the Australian National Maritime Museum’s education and digital departments to create a learning resource for grades 3-6 actf.com.au/the-deep-learning-resource .
The Deep has also recently won several awards including Best Music for Children’s Programming at the 2022 Screen Music Awards, a Bronze win for Children’s TV Series at the 2022 Australian Effects and Animation Awards and was nominated for Best Program animation contest in 2022 Asian Television Awards.
In 2021 ABC has greenlighted 13 new half-hour episodes for the fourth season, together with Mediacorp and the Australian Children’s Television Foundation, with support from Screen NSW.