NBCU’s 24-hour preschool network Sprout has announced the newest addition to its original series portfolio: Kody Kapow. The animated series is set to debut in early 2017 and will be produced by Zodiak Kids Studios. In addition, Sprout has greenlit a second season of animated original Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave.
Season two of Ruff-Ruff will arrive this fall, followed by a Christmas special based on the series. The 2016 holiday season will also feature a Nina’s World Hanukkah special and Terrific Trucks Christmas movie, based on the live-action series coming this July.
Kody Kapow is about an aspiring martial arts–style superhero named Kody who spends the summer with his extended family in a small village in China. His grandfather, a martial arts master, teaches Kody ancient lessons of mindfulness, patience and perseverance, which Kody employs as he and his super spy cousin set off on adventures in the village together with their tiger friend Stripes.
The series is created by Alexander Bar and developed for television by Robin Stein and Dan Franklin. The executive producer for Zodiak Kids Studios is Eryk Casemiro; animation will be produced by Canadian studio Arc Productions.