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Entertainment One on Wednesday said that a second season of its preschool animated superhero TV show PJ Masks, which airs on Disney Junior and France 5, has been greenlit for production and is set for delivery from fall 2018.
The new 52 episodes of 11 minutes will be produced by eOne and Frog Box, in collaboration with Disney Junior and France 5. They will bring fresh adventures for CGI-animated characters Catboy, Owlette and Gekko as they save the day from the show’s nighttime villains Luna Girl, Romeo and Night Ninja.
“Since PJ Masks launched on Disney Junior and France 5, we’ve been delighted by both the fans’ instant admiration for the series and also the broadcasters’ complete commitment to the show,” said Olivier Dumont, managing director of eOne Family. “Commencing production on a second [season] whilst PJ Masks is still launching around the world speaks to its potential to be the next big preschool hit, and we look forward to introducing new narratives and characters that will excite the show’s growing fan base around the world.”
Said Helene Etzi, senior vp and general manager Disney Channels EMEA and France: “Disney Junior is home to lovable characters and stories full of adventure, fun and magic. We knew from the first moment we saw Romuald’s books about superheroes in pajamas that this idea was a natural fit for us. We were delighted to be part of the creative development journey for this preschool show with real heart and relatable themes and look forward to extending our partnership with eOne to bring back Catboy, Owlette and Gekko for more adventures in 2018.”
In the U.S., the show airs daily on Disney Junior. In the first quarter, the show reached 8 million kids aged 2-5. PJ Masks has also launched on-air in a number of international territories this year, including the U.K., France, Italy, Spain and Australia. The first season will continue to roll out on Disney Junior channels around the world throughout 2016 and 2017.
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