Technicolor, an underlying rights holder in The Deep, and DHX Media have finalized an agreement with the U.K.’s BBC that will bring the underwater animated adventure series to CBBC beginning this month.
“CBBC is poised to take the plunge into The Deep and join the Nekton family on their thrilling aquatic adventures as they uncover the mysteries of the undersea world,” commented Cheryl Taylor, Controller, CBBC. “This beautifully animated series is action adventure with a real heart.”
The Deep is a co-production of DHX Media (Canada) and A Stark Production (Australia) and is based on the award-winning graphic novel series created by Tom Taylor, illustrated by James Brouwer and published by Gestalt Comics. Taylor serves as co-creator and lead writer of the series, with Brouwer as co-creator and art director.
The series follows the adventures of the Nekton family — a team of brilliant underwater explorers. With state-of-the-art technology and an unquenchable thirst for discovery, the Nektons explore the ocean’s depths, encountering swimming leviathans and sunken cities that hold the secrets of the mysterious Guardians. The Deep (26 x half-hour; kids 6-12) premiered in January on Family CHRGD (Canada). Additional broadcasters include Super RTL (Germany), The Seven Network and ABC3 (Australia), Ketnet (Belgium), NRK (Norway), SVT (Sweden) and YLE (Finland).