CITV have commissioned a brand new live action series for transmission in 2018, Spy School.
Spy School is an entertainment game show in which young, intrepid cadets put their problem solving and physical skills to the test, as they train to become top-secret spy agents.
Under the watchful eye of their spy handler, Agent J, the cadets have to solve puzzles and break codes in order to guide field Agent L around London’s most iconic landmarks to track down and stop the evil “Goldfist” from taking over the world.
Produced by Zodiak Kids Studios, the series features one team of two kids per episode, who take on the challenge of becoming spies. The series is directed by Matt Holt & Gary Brooks, executive producers Steven Andrew & Joe Shaw, and series producer Ben Spiteri.
The 14 episode series was commissioned by Paul Mortimer, Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions, and the commissioner for the series is Gemma John-Lewis. Spy School will air across ITV & CITV at the weekends.
Paul Mortimer said, “We’re very happy to be working again with Zodiak Kids Studios on this exciting original series. Spy School embodies all the fun, adventure and cheekiness of CITV at its best and we’re pleased to be adding this to the channel’s live action slate.”
Steven Andrew, Creative Director Zodiak Kids Studios UK, said : “We are thrilled we have been given the opportunity to bring to life this highly original and innovative format for the next generation of CITV viewers.”
Zodiak Kids Studios is also producing another 60 episodes for series 5 of Scrambled!, which started broadcasting on 9th September 2017 and goes out every Saturday and Sunday until April 2018. The company has also been commissioned to make four Scrambled! specials including: Scrambled!’s Shiniest Showdown Ever; Scrambled! Christmas Stocking; Scrambled! Record Breakers and Scrambled! Sketch Show – a Comedy Sketch Show.
Zodiak Kids own worldwide distribution rights to the format and series.