SLR Productions announces new animated co-production, Berry Bees

• Nine Network signs on as Australian broadcast partner

Italy’s Atlantyca Entertainment, Australia’s SLR Productions, Ireland’s Telegael and Singapore & India’s Studio Cosmos-Maya have announced the co-production of the buzz-kicking 52 x 11-minute animated spy action series, Berry Bees.

The global partnership and production will be distributed worldwide by Atlantyca Entertainment with Cosmos-Maya handling distribution across Asia, SLR Productions handling distribution for Australia and New Zealand and Telegael distributing in Ireland and UK.

The partners made the announcement during MIPCOM 2018.

A high-energy animated spy show features three extraordinarily talented 10-year old girls named Bobby, Lola and Juliette – seemingly ordinary school-age children who have been selected by the B.I.A. (Bee Intelligence Agency) for those special spy missions in which only child agents can be used. Together the girls are known as the Berry Bees.

“I am excited to be working with such highly talented and creative co-production partners. Buzzing with fun, action and awesome crime fighting adventures there is no doubt that the Berry Bees will entertain audiences. SLR Productions is delighted to work with the Nine Network and RAI once again,” said SLR Productions’ CEO and executive producer Suzanne Ryan.

“We look forward to being the Australian premiere broadcaster for the Berry Bees. With the right mix of action and comedy centred around the lives of Bobby, Lola and Juliette, the series is guaranteed to appeal to Australian audiences. We can’t wait for the Berry Bees to buzz onto the Nine Network,” said Nine Network co-head of drama Jo Rooney.

Top Photo: Luca Milano, director Rai; Caterina Vacchi, Atlantyca head of animation and distribution department; Alison Hurbert-Burns, director of content acquisition & commercial development Nine Network; Suzanne Ryan, CEO and executive producer for SLR Productions; Paul Cummins CEO, Telegael; and Ketan Menta, chairman and managing director of Maya Digital Studios announce the production of the new animated series Busy Bees

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