London, March 19th, 2015 – Disney Europe Middle East & Africa (EMEA) today announced the greenlight on production for a full season of The Evermoor Chronicles, a continuation of live-action mini-series Evermoor, which launched in the UK in October 2014. The series sees British talent including George Sear (Friday Download), Jordan Loughran (Dixi), Georgia Lock (Sadie J, Friday Download), Georgie Farmer (The Ministry of Curious Stuff) and Belinda Stewart-Wilson (Inbetweeners), among others, reprise 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 20 x 22 minute season. The production team will be based out of Lime Pictures’ Liverpool site before moving to location in Warrington, UK. The series explores themes of teen friendship, family and romance, which are set to the backdrop of a strange and mysterious world. The storylines will feature some of the mini-series’ most popular characters and also introduce some brand new intriguing cast members who are set to captivate the imaginations of Disney Channel viewers.
The hit four-part mini-series attracted over 1.6 million viewers, with over 1 in 5 girls 8-12 tuning-in, in the UK helping it become #2 highest rated series on the channel when it launched in October 2014. The series was co-created by Diane Whitley (House of Anubis) and co-creator/ producer Tim Compton (House of Anubis). The 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: “We’re delighted that the mini-series has proven to be a hit with audiences around the world. Viewer feedback has been incredibly encouraging and it’s clear that our audience has built a strong connection with the characters and their backstories in such a short space of time. The Evermoor Chronicles is our biggest and most successful homegrown live-action production, and provides the perfect platform to establish and build local UK Disney stars. Greenlighting a full season demonstrates our commitment to creating entertaining shows that resonates with both local and global audiences.”
Claire Poyser, Joint Managing Director for Lime Pictures comments: “We are thrilled to be working with Disney on a full 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.”