Discovery Kids announced a strategic partnership with Cirque du Soleil Images, the multimedia production division of Cirque du Soleil, on an original English-language live action series to be produced by Apartment 11 in association with TVOKids.
Shot in Montreal, the show will feature the renowned Argentinean producer Cris Morena as an Executive Producer and songwriter. Leila Basen (Heartland) is the head writer.
Set at a fictional boarding school for kid circus performers, the show will tell the story of a group of young artists, athletes and acrobats. Part of the series was shot at the International Headquarters of Cirque du Soleil.
“Discovery Kids is extremely excited to embark on this venture, and we could not have chosen better partners than Cirque du Soleil Images, Apartment 11 and TVOKids”, stated Carolina Lightcap, Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer, Discovery Latin America/US Hispanic.
Kristina Heney, Chief Marketing Officer at Cirque du Soleil, said: “Cirque du Soleil is looking to develop new forms of entertainment, speak to new audiences and further expand its global reach. This series is a natural continuation for us in our foray into youth entertainment, after over 30 years of producing world renowned live shows that appeal to the entire family. Our vision is to apply our creative kaleidoscope to build unique worlds that nurture kids creativity.”