Sky Kids and NOW pre-buy two seasons of new preschool series
Award-winning animation company Omens Studios has secured a key deal with Sky Kids for its brand new preschool series 123 Number Squad!. The UK broadcaster has pre-bought two seasons of the show (52 x 11’) for its on demand channel Sky Kids and streaming service NOW.
Aimed at children aged 3-6, the first season will start airing in Feb 2023. The CG animated series is executive produced by leading television executive Sally Marchant with Sacha Goedegebure as Show Runner and Debbie Macdonald as Head Writer.
The diverse writing team in UK and Asia includes up-and-coming writers as well as veterans who have written for award-winning shows such as Ian Carney (Deer Squad, Go Jetters, Chuggington, Bob the Builder), Darren Jones (P. King Duckling, Fireman Sam, Peter Rabbit), Nicole Davis (JoJo and Gran Gran, Pop Paper City), Becky Overton (Thomas and Friends, Miffy’s Adventures Big & Small), Helena Smee (Tickle, Patch & Friends), and several others.
Sally Marchant, Executive Producer on the series, says: “Many on the writing team on 123 Number Squad has a raft of credentials and it’s a pleasure for us to be working with talent of such high calibre and the wonderful team at Sky Kids.”
Chi Sim Tang, CEO of Omens Studios, adds: “When we launched our UK office two years ago, we wanted to tap into UK creative talent to develop our shows. Working with Sky is such an amazing achievement for Omens Studios and we are thrilled to be collaborating on 123 Number Squad! Our talented team of creatives and writers have indeed produced a show that will excite and educate preschoolers both in the UK and globally.”
Currently in production, 123 Number Squad! features a diverse cast on screen and is brought to life by a diverse group of creatives and writers. The series follows Paula, Billy and Tim, three best friends with a shared love of numbers, hanging out together in their playroom HQ at 123 Numberville – a bustling world of amazing locations, with surprises around every corner.
But when a Numberville citizen has a problem, they call for emergency help – and Paula, Billy and Tim become a fast-response rescue team: 123 Number Squad!.