3ZERO2 entrusts Lagardère Studios Distribution with the international distribution of the acclaimed teen series “Penny on M.A.R.S”
The production company 3Zero2 has signed an agreement with Lagardère Studios Distribution for the international distribution of the famous teen series “Penny on M.A.R.S“, produced by Piero Crispino for 3Zero2 in collaboration with The Walt Disney Company Italia and Rai.
The agreement between 3Zero2 and Lagardère Studios Distribution provides for the sale of the rights worldwide, starting in September 2019.
After the great success recorded on the Disney networks (EMEA area), the agreement 3Zero2 – Lagardère Studios Distribution marks the debut of “Penny on M.A.R.S” on the worldwide market, confirming the international strength of the series, shot entirely in Milan with an English cast and conceived and written working on themes and weaves, stories and characters of universal value for the target audience, characteristics that make “Penny on M.A.R.S” an exceptional case history in the panorama of Italian production kids & teen.
Directed by Claudio Norza, the series is a comedy drama designed for a target boys & girls 8/14 years and is the spin-off of “Alex & Co”, another great success of 3Zero2 and Disney Italy; “Penny on M.A.R.S” debuted in Italy on Disney Channel (Sky channel 613) in May 2018 and clear on RaiGulp (channel 42 DTT) from February 2019.
Shooting is currently underway in Milan on the third season, which will touch some of the city’s landmarks, from the Teatro Burri in Parco Sempione to City Life, from the Navigli to the Politecnico di Milano and will see on stage the talented protagonist Penny (played by Olivia-Mai Barret) and the other students of the prestigious school of entertainment M.A.R.S, along with some new entries.
The multi-market approach of the series is also confirmed in the management of licensing rights, entrusted by 3zero2 to ETS Studios for both the Italian and international markets.