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Monday, June 10, 2013

Disney Channel Acquires UK Series "Wolfblood"

[Via c21media.net...]

Disney Channel has acquired the rights to mystery-tinged youth series Wolfblood, as part of a roll-out in the US, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East.

The series, coproduced by CBBC in the UK and Germany’s ZDF and ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE), revolves around creatures who are neither completely wolves nor completely human, but can shift between the two.

Disney has acquired the first season of the show, aimed at 8-12s, from ZDFE. The deal includes an exclusive option on season two, which is currently being filmed and will be available internationally in the fall.

The Mouse House will air the show on it Disney XD channel, reaching territories including Italy, France, Spain, Benelux, Russia and Central and Eastern Europe.

Helen Bullough, head of CBBC Productions, said of the show: “Created by UK writer Debbie Moon and filmed in the North East of England, it really is a great example of how a brilliant story, well told, can appeal internationally.”

About Wolfblood:
Being a teenager is hard enough. Being a Wolfblood teenager is ten times more complicated. 14 year old Maddy loves her abilities - heightened senses, being faster, stronger and more graceful - but hates the secrets that come with them.