Sydney-based SLR Productions announced the option and development of Felice Arena’s best-selling Andy Roid books, published by Penguin Books Australia. The popular tween franchise is being developed into a 26 x half-hour animated TV series with the support of ABC ME and the Australian Children’s Television Foundation.
Andy Roid centers on the son of top secret scientists working for the Global Intelligence Agency, specializing in bio robotics. After a life-threatening accident, they “rebuild” their Andy using the latest technology and untested research, giving him superhero powers. Now the bionic boy is the youngest ever GIA spy, living undercover as a normal lad with the help of his best friend and fellow undercover teen agent, Judd, and devoted schoolmate, Reggie.
“SLR Productions is passionate about adapting book properties and with its dynamic mix of technology, spy and bionic awesomeness Andy Roid makes for a one-of-a-kind TV series. Felice has created an amazing world in his successful book series with its extremely appealing lead hero character Andy Roid who is half robot, half boy. We very much look forward to developing the stories and the character of Andy into an incredible series for 8 to 12 year olds with the fantastic support of ABC ME and the Australian Children’s Television Foundation,” said CEO and Executive Producer of SLR Productions, Suzanne Ryan.
Author Felice Arena adds, “I’m over the moon at the prospect of my bionic-boy hero Andy Roid springing off the page and on to the small screen. The talented team at SLR Productions are the perfect superhero sidekicks to make this happen!”
Andy Roid marks SLR’s first development collaboration with ABC ME.