Cottonwood Media and ZDF recently confirmed the development of season two of "Theodosia And The Oasis Of Magic." "Viewers will be glued to their screens as Season Two ramps things up another notch with unexpected twists and turns, as well as gripping adventures, as our heroine also unearths an unexpected personal connection to Ancient Egypt," Co-founders of Cottonwood Media, David Michel, Cécile Lauritano & Zoé Carrera Allaix said. "Having worked with ZDF on quite a few of our live action series over the years, it’s an absolute pleasure to see this synergistic partnership continuing to evolve.”
Currently in production, "Theososia And The Oasis of Magic" is scheduled to commence filming in January 2023 across Belgium, Paris and Morocco. Based on the highly-acclaimed books by New York Times best-selling author Robin L. LaFevers, and set against the backdrop of Edwardian London and Egypt, the new season will feature a further 26 action-packed half hours bringing the series total to 52 episodes. The show will see the return of Matt Bloom and Alex Jacob as Lead Directors. Executive Producers for both seasons are Leila Smith (Find Me in Paris, Lockout) and Emmy-Award winning Joe Williams, with also Alexa Dosne as co-executive producer. The series is produced by Cottonwood Media’s David Michel, Cécile Lauritano and Zoé Carrera Allaix.
The new season sees Eloise Little reprising her role as the lead heroine and courageous adventurer Theo and welcomes the return of Frankie Minchella as her brother Henry, and Nana Agyeman-Bediako as friend/street musician Will, with some exciting new cast members to be announced shortly. The title is co-distributed internationally by Federation Kids & Family and ZDF Studios. Cottonwood and ZDF is credited with developing a TV adaption Theodosia books, the first season of "Theodosia," which premiered earlier this year has been a huge hit with broadcasters and streamers alike, having previously been snapped up by the BBC, WarnerMedia Latin America for HBO Max Lat Am (excluding Brazil), HBO Max (US), Globo, France Télévisions, Salto, France TV, OSN, Dreamia (Biggs Channel), and NPO to name just a few to date.“We are delighted that millions of children all over the world have fallen in love with THEODOSIA and are eagerly waiting for this new season," Arne Lohmann, VP Junior, ZDF Studios said.
It’s been 6 months since Theo and friends pushed the ancient Egyptian deity “Aapep” back under the Great Pyramid and threw away the key! In this new season we rejoin our heroes at a pivotal moment as they also face the ever-changing challenges of teenage life. In Theodosia And The Oasis of Magic, the adventure begins when King Rameses II’s barge is installed at Theo’s family’s world- famous Museum of Legends and Antiquities and its ancient magic triggers a whole new level of weirdness.“The mixture of adventure and suspense in old Egypt and Victorian London is breathtaking, and Season 2 will dive even deeper into this fascinating universe," Nicole Keeb, Head of International Co-productions and Acquisitions, Children and Youth, ZDF, said.
Viewers will be glued to their screens as Season Two ramps things up another notch with unexpected twists and turns, as well as gripping adventures, as our heroine also unearths an unexpected personal connection to Ancient Egypt. Having worked with ZDF on quite a few of our live action series over the years, it’s an absolute pleasure to see this synergistic partnership continuing to evolve.” David Michel, Cécile Lauritano & Zoé Carrera Allaix Co-founders, Cottonwood Media