CANNES, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Nickelodeon today announced new live action series "The Covurts"
(working title), the first original co-production between Nickelodeon
International and Israeli Nutz Productions—the subsidiary production arm
of Ananey Communications Group—together with Israeli cable network HOT.
The announcement was made today by Nina Hahn, SVP of International
Production and Development for Nickelodeon, at global TV and digital
content market MIPTV.
"The Covurts" focuses on Mr. and Mrs. Covurt, highly trained secret
agents tasked with fighting an evil international organization. Little
do they know that it is actually their three kids - Hadrian, Mackenzie
and Watts - who are really the agency's biggest asset against crime.
Nickelodeon has ordered 40 x 22-minute episodes, which will be
distributed to Nickelodeon's international audiences spanning 170+
countries and territories via the brand's more than 100 channels and
"The Covurts" was created by Tom Riles, David Guest and Patrick Quinn.
The head writer is Israeli screenwriter Michal Cooper Keren, the creator
of Nickelodeon Israel's Spell Keepers. The series is an original
co-production between Nickelodeon International, Nutz Productions and
Ananey Communications Group.
The series has entered pre-production, will film in Israel and will
begin premiering internationally in 2019.
"After a long history of collaboration with Ananey, we are so excited to
kick off our first co-production together with our partners in Israel,"
said Hahn. "We can't wait for young fans around the world to meet The
Orly Atlas-Katz, CEO OF Ananey Communications said, "We are thrilled to
collaborate with Nickelodeon International. I am certain that with their
vast experience in content for kids, HOT's programming expertise and our
high-end productions abilities, this show will be something to look
Ananey is an Israeli content producer and pay-TV provider that serves as
the Israeli licensor of several of Viacom's biggest brands, including
Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and MTV, and produces both local and
international original content.
The greenlight of "The Covurts" comes on the heels of Viacom purchasing
a minority stake in Ananey Communications Group in 2017.
About Nickelodeon International:
Nickelodeon, now in its 39th year, is the number-one
entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by
putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes
television programming and production in the United States and around
the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and
feature films. Nickelodeon is one of the most globally recognized and
widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family,
with 1.2 billion cumulative subscriptions in more than 500 million
households across 170+ countries and territories, via more than 100+
locally programmed channels and branded blocks. For more information or
artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com.
Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks
of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).
About Nutz Productions:
Founded in 2010, Nutz Productions is a high-end concept and
production arm for Ananey Communications Group. Nutz produces all the
original series for the Viacom brands (including shows on the Israeli
Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Teen Nick and MTV Israel), as
well as for other Israeli networks. The company also develops content in
close cooperation with foreign production entities, honing its expertise
in international productions. Recently, Nutz Productions was
commissioned by Netflix to produce its remake production of Greenhouse
Academy - an original live-action daily-drama series which was first
broadcast for 4 seasons on Nickelodeon Israel and locally produced by
Nutz as well.
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