CG-animated preschool series Wissper has received a commission for a second 52 x 7 season package from the UK’s Channel 5, for its popular pre-k block Milkshake! The series debuted in the K in October of 2015 and has become one of Milkshake!’s most popular programs. The new order brings the show’s episode total to 104.
Set to arrive at the end of 2018/beginning of 2019, Wissper season 2 will again be produced by German brand management and media company m4e AG and London-based animation studio Cuckoo (formerly Absolutely Cuckoo).
“Dan [Good, Managing Director], his team at Cuckoo and m4e have created a beautiful show which is proving popular with our audience,” said Sarah Muller, Head of Children’s, Channel 5. “Wissper has a lot of promise and we are keen to see how we can grow and develop the property across a second series.”
Wissper follows a little girl of the same name who has the very special ability to communicate with animals, which allows her to understand their problems and help solve them.
The show was created by Cuckoo (also behind BBC hit Waybuloo) in coproduction with m4e, Telegael (Ireland), Discreet Art Productions (India) and the BASTEI Media GmBH (Germany) — a subsidiary of publisher Bastei Lübbe AG. m4e manages worldwide distribution.