Children's Book 'Pete the Cat' In Development as TV Series

Courtesy of Harper Collins

'Phineas and Ferb' co-creator Jeff Marsh will act as showrunner.

The children’s book series Pete the Cat will be getting the animated television series via Alcon Entertainment.

Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, co-creator of Disney Channel's Phineas and Ferb, has been tapped as showrunner.

The adaptation of James Dean's New York Times best-seller was brought to Alcon from Appian Way. He will also executive produce along with Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, as well as Alcon television president Laura Lancaster and Appian Way’s Jennifer Davisson. 

The first book in the series, Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, was published in 1999. The series now has over 22 published installments including picture books, storybooks and songbooks.  

Alcon Entertainment is primarily a film production company, with credits that include The Book of Eli and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, but has a television arm, Alcon Television Group, that recently produced a four-hour documentary miniseries for HBO about the life and times of Frank Sinatra. 

Pete the Cat will be the first animated series for the company.