DECODE Ent. hopes to move to the head of the class in Cannes with the new series Bromwell High (working title). Co-produced by U.K. independent Hat Trick Prods., the 2D comedy was commissioned by Channel 4 for its primetime schedule. DECODE holds worldwide distribution rights excluding the U.K. and Ireland and has already struck a deal with TELETOON Canada at MIPTV.
Set in the "worst school in the world," Bromwell High follows the exploits of three unruly teen girls with an uncanny knack of undermining all forms of authority and getting away with it. The show is written by Richard Osman, Richard Pinto, and Sharat Sardana (Goodness Gracious Me, The Kumars at No. 42) and features the voices of Nina Conti (BBC New Comedy Awards 2002 winner), Jo Wyatt , Gina Yashere (Chef, Hope & Glory) Stephan Merchant (co-creator/co-writer of The Office) Doon Mackichan (Smack the Pony), Graeme Garden (The Goodies), Simon Greenall (I’m Alan Partridge) and Tracy-Ann Oberman (Big Train, Marion and Geoff).
Producer duties go to Anil Gupta (The Office, Goodness Gracious Me, The Kumars at No. 42) and Beth Stevenson. Exec producers are Jimmy Mulville, Denise O’Donoghue, Mario Stylianides, Neil Court and Steven DeNure. Stevenson, Court and DeNure are partners at DECODE.
Bromwell High is DECODE’s second foray into primetime animation following its hit series Undergrads, which was co-produced by MTV. Channel 4 will air 13 half-hour episodes of the series in 2005.