Set to follow the highly anticipated release of Blinky Bill The Movie this September, Seven Network Australia will be bringing an all new Blinky Bill series back to TV screens across the country in 2016. The broadcaster is commissioning 26 episodes of The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill from Aussie studio Flying Bark Productions, to be aired on Channel 7.
Set a few years after the events of the feature, the show follows a slightly older Blinky taking on the role of defender of his outback home, Greenpatch. The new Wild Adventures will bring back familiar characters as well as introducing new ones to the bevvy of crazy Aussie animals, including Blinky’s best mate Jacko.
“The Blinky Bill stories of today continue to celebrate Australia’s vibrant flora and fauna, classic iconography and cultural values first introduced in the original stories that so many people grew up with, but we have an added modern feel to engage the next generation of Blinky fans,” says Flying Bark’s managing director Barbara Stephen.
The Wild Adventure of Blinky Bill is being produced by Flying Bark Productions (Australia) in association with Telegael (Ireland) and Giant Wheel (India), featuring an all-Australian cast. Blinky Bill was first introduced in a children’s book series in the 1930s and was first animated as a feature and series by Yoram Gross Film Studios in the 1990s.