Rights owner Coolabi Group is now in production on a second season of its international multi-award-winning preschool series Clangers, set to debut on CBeebies in the UK this year. The new 26 x 11 season will bring the episode total to 78.
“We are over the moon to welcome the Clangers back to CBeebies,” said Jackie Edwards, Head of BBC Children’s acquisitions and independent animation. ”This beautiful program has an enduring magic that enchants today’s audience, and the warmth and kindness of Clangers are both comfort and examples to us all!”
Season 2 of Clangers once again features narration by Monty Python’s Michael Palin and follow the adventures of Major, Mother, Small, Tiny and Granny Clanger as well as their friends the Iron Chicken, Soup Dragon, Sky Moos, the Eggbots and more.
The new season will be made at Factory studio (Scream Street), with original series creator Daniel Firmin and Daniel Postgate (son of co-creator Oliver Postgate) as executive producers — Firmin is contributing to the show’s design, and the recently BAFTA-nominated Postgate is writing scripts and stories. Grammy winner John du Prez (Spamalot) is composing the score.
Since the updated kids’ classic first launched on CBeebies in June 2015, the show has been a hit with parents, youngsters and fans of the original stop-motion series. Among its many accolades are the 2015 BAFTA for Best Pre-School Animation and Broadcast Best Pre-School Programme.
Clangers is co-produced by CBeebies, Coolabi Group and Smallfilms with BBC Worldwide for its international channels. BBCW is also the show’s global distributor.