News

1st September 2016

LIME PICTURES LANDS SCRIPTED SERIES FOR GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION

International award-winning production house Lime Pictures has been greenlit to produce a 10 part scripted tween series for Netflix filmed in Wales and the North West of England.

Lime Pictures (producers of Hollyoaks and TOWIE) has been greenlit to produce 10 x 30’ episodes for Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network.  As yet untitled, the “Horse Mystery project” is a coming-of-age story about an American teenager, Zoe, and her summer of intrigue in the British countryside.  It is currently in production on location in Cheshire and then Anglesey, later this year.

Set on a beautiful island off the coast of Britain, 15-year-old Zoe’s life changes forever during her stay at Bright Field Stables when she meets the mysterious horse ‘Raven'.  Their deep friendship gives her the strength to face certain rites of passage head on whilst exploring new relationships. Zoe’s inspirational journey will show audiences that life is all about falling off – and learning to pick yourself up again.  With a thrilling mystery unravelling around her, the complex relationship Zoe develops with Raven gives her the grit and determination to master her riding skills and ultimately discover a passion for horses and a strength to face the rest of life’s challenges.

The untitled Horse Mystery project stars Jaylen Barron (Good Luck Charlie and Shameless) as Zoe, as well as Celine Buckens (War Horse), Kerry Ingram (Game of Thrones) and Natalie Gumede (Coronation Street).  The series is executive produced by Rebecca Hodgson, Kate Little and Claire Poyser for Lime Pictures.  The 10 episode drama will be series produced by Angelo Abela (House of Anubis) and directed by Paul Norton Walker (I Want My Wife Back, Hetty Feather, Shameless).  An original idea created and written by Anna McCleery and Vicki Lutas, it will be available on Netflix globally in 2017.

Lime Pictures is the UK’s fifth biggest independent working across scripted and non-scripted genres with offices in Liverpool, London and Los Angeles, where it forms part of the All3 US portfolio of production companies.

Joint Managing Directors Kate Little and Claire Poyser commented; “We are thrilled to be producing this exciting new original series for Netflix.  Lime Pictures thrives on delivering great stories, that are brilliantly told.  We are immensely proud to be able to produce a series within a 35 mile radius of our Liverpool base that will be available on a platform reaching over 190 countries: the beauty of the countryside and rolling hills of Cheshire, teamed with the breath-taking beaches of Anglesey is set to tantalize family audiences all over the world.”

Head of Scripted Drama Rebecca Hodgson commented; “We are delighted to be working with Netflix on this ambitious new project.  Anna and Vicki have a uniquely quirky and warm voice which lights up the characters and world of the show.  We have assembled a fabulous cast and crew and our locations are gorgeous.  I couldn’t be prouder of this production.”