Beloved British bear Paddington is returning for all-new heartwarming adventures filled with family and fun in the second season of Nickelodeon’s hit CG-animated series The Adventures of Paddington. The season premiere was announced just as Studiocanal confirmed to Variety that it is working on a third live-action/CG hybrid feature film with David Heyman’s Heyday Films. (Director Paul King will not be returning; further details of Paddington 3 are yet to be revealed.)
Debuting in the U.S. on Friday, Feb. 19, at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on the Nick Jr. channel, season two (26 half-hour episodes) of The Adventures of Paddington will continue to follow the always curious and kind Paddington, as he explores different parts of London, meets new friends, discovers exciting inventions and learns important lessons. S2 will roll out on Nickelodeon’s international channels and branded blocks beginning in April.
In the S2 premiere, “Paddington’s Plant Problem/Paddington the Artist,” Mr. Curry goes on holiday and gives Paddington the job of watering a plant for him, but Paddington accidentally waters the wrong one. Then, Mrs. Brown wants everyone in Windsor Gardens to artistically express themselves by exhibiting a piece of art at her CommunARTy show. Paddington doesn’t know what art is, so he sets out to find what he’s good at.
The Adventures of Paddington centers on a younger Paddington as he writes letters to Aunt Lucy celebrating the new things he has discovered through the day’s exciting activities. Actor Ben Whishaw (Paddington 1 & 2) voices the role of the title character, alongside cast members Morwenna Banks, Bobby Beynon, Sheena Bhattessa, Darren Boyd, Noel Clarke, Cam’ron Joseph, Guz Khan, Phyllis Logan, Monica Lopera, Divi Mittal, David Schofield, Reece Shearsmith, Maya Sondhi, Samara Sutariya, Liz Sutherland-Lim and Angeli Wall.
The Adventures of Paddington is a Heyday Films and Studiocanal production in association with Copyrights. The series is directed by BlueZoo’s (Go Jetters, Digby Dragon, Miffy, Q Pootle 5) Chris Drew and Jez Hall, with Adam Shaw serving as creative director. The show is developed for television and written by Jon Foster and James Lamont (The Amazing World of Gumball, Cuckoo, Paddington 1 & 2), who also serve as executive producers.
The series is executive produced by multi-award-winning David Heyman (producer of all eight Harry Potter films, Paddington 1 & 2) and Rosie Alison (Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Paddington 1 & 2), produced by Karen Davidsen (formerly with Disney and HIT Entertainment) and Simon Quinn (Isle of Dogs, Fantastic Mr. Fox), and co-executive produced by Rob Silva. Studiocanal is the worldwide rights holder for the series.