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BEANO STUDIOS ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF NEW COMEDY DRAMA FEATURING ‘MINNIE THE MINX’


Beano Studios and Emmy Award-winning production company Lime Pictures, today announce a new co-development deal to produce a brand-new live action comedy drama ‘THE MAGNIFICENT MISADVENTURES OF MINNIE’ inspired by beloved Beano comic character, Minnie the Minx.


The new live action series will be aimed at 8-12 year olds and promises to deliver high-energy humour as well as inspire a new generation of fans.


THE MAGNIFICENT MISADVENTURES OF MINNIE’ features our 13-year-old rebellious heroine Minnie; a thoroughly modern girl and budding comic book artist, whose unapologetic creative thinking challenges any status quo!


Together with her best friends Becky and Sam; Minnie puts her mischievous and spirited ideas into action – even if it leaves a trail of chaos in her wake. The group of friends tackle the school drudgery and daily tribulations in their own marvellous and original way.


Minnie is the voice of older girls everywhere who refuse to hide behind the scenes.

The scripts in development for the new TV series are being written by Julie Bower (creator and writer of BAFTA nominated CBBC / ABC sitcom ‘So Awkward’ and writer of Disney’s Evermore Chronicles’) and Danielle Ward (‘The News Quiz, Danger Mouse and Horrible Histories’).


The new co-development deal is the first alliance between Lime Pictures and Beano Studios, and the collaboration comes after Lime’s recent Emmy Award for best children’s programme for their British-made Netflix show Free Rein’.

Beano Studios’ Chris Rose (Director of Development and Production) and Michelle Forde (Senior Development Producer) will work closely with Lime Pictures’ Kate Little (Managing Director) and Tim Compton (Development Executive) on the co-development. Following the rapid success of TV animation ‘Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed!’ released last year on CBBC and internationally; the show marks Beano Studio’s first move into live-action from traditional animation and shows the extensive development from the brand across different genres and formats. ​


Chris Rose; Director of Development & Production Beano Studios’ said: “Collaborating with Lime Pictures to bring Beano’s strongest and most rebellious older girl character to a new live action audience is extremely exciting. Minnie has, and always will be, an inspirational character for a forward-thinking generation”.


Kate Little; Managing Director Lime Pictures said: “Minnie the Minx is the quintessential girl who climbs trees and has been busy entertaining generations of children since her very first appearance in the 1950’s. Minnie’s embodiment of girl power remains so relevant to today’s young audiences: we are thrilled to be working with Beano Studios to bring one of their best loved characters and all her rebellious antics to life on screen for a fresh generation of minxes everywhere.


ENDS


For more information please contact Georgina Vincent on gv@taylorherring.com/ 0208 206 5151


About Beano Studios

Beano Studios creates rebellious entertainment worldwide. The Studio produces diverse entertainment across multiple destinations; including TV, digital content, theatrical projects, consumer products, creative collaboration, and the legendary comic and annual.


2017 saw the launch of ‘Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed’! on CBBC and internationally, the launch and rapid growth of an award-winning digital network centered around beano.com and growth for the comic.

2018 is Beano’s 80th Birthday and more big plans are on the cards, including major events, big time collaborations and myriad of mischief!


About Lime Pictures:

Lime Pictures is the home of the UK's most talked about television – from cutting-edge formats to multi award winning, long-running drama. Lime is at the forefront of today's popular culture – both as a content creator and the producer of TV shows that stand the test of time. From the very first steps in development through to delivery, Lime produces the very best in UK TV programming along with the very latest in digital content, allied social media and ground breaking commercial partnerships.

Lime’s current programme credits include;


Hollyoaks (C4) – multi award-winning, single camera daily family drama, now in its 23rd year.

Free Rein (Netflix) the double Emmy award-winning drama series, filmed in the UK for a global audience (192 countries), series 2 launching summer 2018.

The Only Way is Essex (ITV) – genre busting real-time reality drama entertainment series, currently in pre-production of its 23rd season. Winner of the BAFTA Audience Award.

Geordie Shore (MTV) – a ratings hit, reality entertainment series, season 17 currently on air.

Celebs Go Dating (E4) entertainment dating series, season 5 in pre-production following its most successful series ever.

The Lovers and the Liars (MTV) Season 1 currently in production.

Lime Pictures is an All3Media company.

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