8 Feb - 2022

Tags from the story: Discovery, Nelvana, redknot, Treehouse.

Season 2 of the hit animated preschool series to launch in Canada on Treehouse this April, with new episodes premiering on Discovery Kids in Latin America this month

redknot, a joint venture between Nelvana and Discovery, has greenlit a third season of its popular 3D-animated series Agent Binky: Pets Of The Universe (52 x 11 min), with episodes set to begin delivering this fall. The announcement comes ahead of the Season 2 premiere on Corus Entertainment’s Treehouse and streaming service STACKTV on April 11 at 9:30 a.m. ET, and the return of new episodes on Discovery Kids in Latin America this February.

“As Agent Binky continues to build a strong fan base around the world, we’re so excited to gear up for another action-packed season of P.U.R.S.T. adventures featuring everyone’s favourite pet agents,” said Pat Burns, Executive Manager, redknot. “The new heroes and expanded universe introduced in Season 2 are the perfect launch pad for strong and compelling character-driven storytelling and hilarious adventures as the P.U.R.S.T. agents face off against the W.U.R.S.T. villains. ”

“Binky and his friends engage on missions with an abundance of resourcefulness, sense of duty and most of all, love for the humans who care for them,” said Adriano Schmid, Senior Director of Production, Discovery Kids Latin America. “We at Discovery Kids are delighted that audiences have connected with these fun spaced-themed adventures taking place not too far away.”

“Our team has had a blast distributing Agent Binky, and we are elated to ramp up production on Season 3 with redknot and Discovery,” said Mellany Masterson, Head of Nelvana Enterprises. “We’re eager to bring fresh stories to our growing global audiences and explore new ways of expanding the P.U.R.S.T. universe beyond the screen.”

Season 3 kicks off with a 22-minute special episode that will immerse fans in exciting new edge-of-their-seat adventures as the agents find themselves in the woods.

Agent Binky: Pets of the Universe’s first season continues to garner strong ratings, and is currently airing on Treehouse, STACKTV and Netflix in Canada, Discovery Kids in LATAM, TF1/TFOU in France, Tiny Pop in the U.K., Cartoon Network in EMEA, Stan in Australia, TVNZ in New Zealand, SRC in French Canada, Hop TV in Israel, Mediacorp in Singapore, True Corp in Thailand, Mediamax in Kenya, MBC3 in Middle East, TV8 in Lithuania and is distributed by Senyu in China where it streams on Tencent, iQiyi, MangoTV and Youku, among others.

The inaugural season attracted industry recognition for its humour and impressive technology, garnering a Kidscreen Award Nomination for Best New Preschool Series in 2020. The series’ all-Canadian cast also received much acclaim, including Paul Braunstein’s Canadian Screen Award Nomination for Best Performance in Animation in 2020 for his portrayal of Gordon, and Julie Lemieux’s ACTRA Toronto Award nomination in 2020 for Outstanding Performance, Female Voice for her role as Amelia in “Happy PURSTgiving”.

The hit animated series is based on the bestselling Binky Adventure graphic novels, written and illustrated by award-winning creator Ashley Spires, published by Kids Can Press, and distributed internationally in English, (Hachette Book Group), French (Editions Scholastic), Spanish and Catalan (Editorial Juventud S.A), Turkish (Meav Gayrimenkul Yatirim A.S.) and Chinese (Jiangsu Phoenix Fine Arts Publishing Ltd.). Kids Can Press is also currently developing a TV tie-in publishing line to complement the TV series set to launch in Spring 2024.

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