Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Media Group are now underway on production of season five of the hit animated series Wild Kratts for PBS KIDS in the U.S. and TVO and Knowledge Network in Canada. The fifth season of 20 episodes will bring the total series up to 138 animal-centric adventures and is set to premiere on PBS KIDS in 2017.
With one of the largest kids TV audiences in the U.S., Wild Kratts continues to grow in popularity both domestically and around the world. 9 Story also announces a new raft of international sales for the show, with various seasons picked up by RTBF (Belgium), VRT (Belgium), E Junior (U.A.E. and Israel), Noga (Israel), RTE (Ireland), SIC (Portugal) and TVC (Spain).
The series is also under license to Discovery Kids (Latin America, India and Asia), Pop (U.K.), Super RTL (Germany), Minimax (Eastern Europe), DR (Denmark), TV3 (Spain), Canal Panda (Spain), MediaCorp (Singapore), TVB (Hong Kong), Familia Play (Colombia), Canal Futura (Brazil), Minika (Turkey), Al Jazeera Children’s Channel (Middle East), and Go! (Australia). Wild Kratts airs in over 180 countries translated into 18 different languages.
Created and developed by real life brothers and zoologists Martin and Chris Kratt, who star in the show as animated versions of themselves, Wild Kratts is a co-production between Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Media Group. Kratt Brothers Company distributes the series and manages licensing for the brand within North America, while 9 Story handles all international distribution and licensing rights.