Discovery Kids launches live-action original show “Big Top Academy”

Discovery Kids and Cirque du Soleil Images, the multimedia production division of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, announced the premiere of “Big Top Academy”, an original live-action kids series, which will have Argentinian director and composer Cris Morena as executive producer and songwriter.
The series is produced by Apartment 11 Productions in association with TVOkids. It will be available on Discovery Kids on October 15, and will be aired from Monday to Friday at 6 pm (local time).
“Big Top Academy” tells the story of a group of eight acrobat children who dream of becoming professional circus artists. This is the first ever live-action kids series for Cirque du Soleil.
Jonathan Finkelstein, the founder of Apartment 11, is executive producer for the series with Leila Basen and Carina Schulze as showrunners. For Discovery Kids, Michela Giorelli and Adriano Schmid are the executive producers and Javier Chuecos is the supervising producer. For TVOkids, Marney Malabar is the executive producer. Sébastien Ouimet from Cirque du Soleil Images is also an executive producer for the series.
It is produced with the financial participation of the Shaw Rocket Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and the Quebec Film and Television Tax Credit.