UK-Produced Live-Action Hit Series nominated at International Emmy Kids awards
Second series to begin production this summer
Multi-award winning Lime Pictures return to produces series
London, April 6, 2016 – Disney Europe Middle East & Africa (EMEA) today announced the greenlight on production for a second season of The Evermoor Chronicles, the hit UK-produced Disney Channels live action mystery adventure series. The announcement follows recognition at the International Emmy Awards where Evermoor, the mini-series from which The Evermoor Chronicles originated, was nominated in the best TV Movie/Mini-Series category.
The second series will see returning talent including Georgia Lock (Sadie J, Friday Download), Georgie Farmer (The Ministry of Curious Stuff), Sammy Moore, Finney Cassidy, Alex Starke, Clive Rowe, Margaret Cabourn-Smith and India Ria Amarteifio, reprising their roles, with further cast to be announced at a later date. Filming will begin this summer before returning to screens later this year, airing on Disney Channel in multiple countries worldwide.
BAFTA award-winning production company Lime Pictures returns to produce the 12 x 22 minute season with the production team based on location in Warrington, UK. The new series brings magic, suspense and drama to the returning cast with storylines that will connect even more deeply with Disney Channel viewers.
The hit original mini-series, Evermoor attracted 5.3 million viewers in its first quarter on air across 10 EMEA markets1. Co-created by Diane Whitley (House of Anubis) and co-creator/ producer Tim Compton (House of Anubis), the second series sees Compton return to the helm alongside writer and executive producer Bede Blake (House of Anubis, Strange Hill High), and executive producer Rebecca Hodgson (Good Cop, Stolen).
David Levine, Vice President, Programming, Production and Strategic Development, Disney Channels EMEA and General Manager, Disney Channels UK & Ireland comments: “The Evermoor Chronicles is our biggest and most successful homegrown live-action production and it’s hugely rewarding to be greenlighting a second season on the back an International Emmy nomination. The series has proved a hit with audiences around the world and has given us the platform to launch UK Disney Channel stars.
Claire Poyser, Joint Managing Director for Lime Pictures comments: “We are thrilled to be returning to work with Disney on a second series of The Evermoor Chronicles. It’s a fantastic opportunity to continue to delight audiences with the brilliant stories and superb production values that Lime Pictures is renowned for.”
The second season of The Evermoor Chronicles has been commissioned by Disney EMEA and will be produced by Lime Pictures in the North West. Disney EMEA drives the investment in, and development of, animation and live-action programming for both European and global distribution. Disney EMEA has already achieved great success with series such as Violetta (Disney Channel); Henry Hugglemonster, Art Attack and Jungle Junction (Disney Junior) and Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja (Disney XD), with new Disney Channel live action series “The Lodge” currently in production.