BBC Kids Show Books Into U.K.'s Newest Studio Facility
LONDON – A new format show for CBBC, the BBC's children's channel, will be the first production to occupy a$16.8 million (£10 million) studio as it throws open its doors to production later this month.
The team behind The Space Project, the new 360,000 square feet drama and TV production hub in Manchester, England said the BBC production, World's End (working title) would be the first in the space.
Based on the story of a group of children who find themselves in a remote castle on a rollercoaster adventure hurtling towards the World’s End, all interior aspects of the setting will be constructed at The Space Project.
The show, from writers Diane Whitley and Danny Spring, will air on CBBC in 2014-15 and is being made by the in-house CBBC Productions team.
The executive producer is Sarah Muller.
With the production set to move in and construction due to get underway immediately, and before the official opening of the facility on May 27, the BBC will use two stages at The Space Project through November 2014 in production on series one.
Sue Woodward, project director at the studio, said: "We’re delighted to welcome the BBC on board even before we’ve officially opened the doors to The Space Project, with an agreement that gets us off to a truly flying start."
BBC Director England Peter Salmon added: “The region has a growing reputation for producing top-quality drama from Newcastle to Liverpool and all points in between."
Officially open on May 27, The Space Project is managed by the successful Sharp Project management team.