Federation Kids & Family and ZDF Studios announce multiple sales for the premium tween live action series "Theodosia". BBC (UK) due to the success of Season 1 pre-bought Season 2, and TV3 (Catalonia) acquired Season 1 and Season 2, whilst RAI (Italy), BYUtv (US), RTL Nederland (for its SVOD service Videoland), and AMC Networks International (Spain) stepped in for Season 1. Further deals for Season 1 also include LRT (Lithuania), MTVA (Hungary), YLE (Finland), and DR TV (Denmark).
Produced by Cottonwood Media in co-production with ZDF and ZDF Studios, "Theodosia" is based on the highly-acclaimed books by Robin L. LaFevers, and set against the backdrop of Edwardian London and Egypt. "Theodosia" boasts two seasons to date (featuring a total of 52 x ½ hour episodes), with Season 2 "Theodosia and the Oasis of Magic" having recently finished filming across Belgium, Paris and Morocco.
May 2023 also saw the launch of the "Theodosia And The Curse Of The Mummy Priestess", an original podcast on Spotify, Deezer, Amazon Prime, Apple Music and other podcast platforms, featuring key characters Theo, Henry, Will, and Safiya.
Monica Levy, Co-Chief of Distribution, Federation Kids & Family said: “We have a real gem of a series with 'Theodosia' that brings Egyptology to life in the form of a live-action series for the tween demographic, with a truly international talent pool that hails from a primetime background. The sets are breathtaking and filming in such locations as Morocco has given the production a real authentic feel. It’s a pleasure to continue our partnership with ZDF Studios, and working together to bring 'Theodosia' to new audiences as we continue to roll both seasons out.”
Marei Bruckmann, Director Junior, ZDF Studios said: “We are very pleased with the marketing success of the first season of 'Theodosia' so far. With the second season coming soon, more broadcasters and streamers will join the magical adventures of 'Theodosia'. The series will provide exciting entertainment for children in all countries around the world. We are proud to be involved in another great project with our partners at Federation Kids & Family.”
"Theodosia" centres around a smart, bold 14-year-old named Theodosia Throckmorton (aka Theo), the daughter of two intrepid Egyptologists, excavating in the Valley of the Kings. When Theo and her younger brother, invention-mad Henry, stumble upon a hidden tomb and a mysterious artefact, the ‘Eye of Horus’, Theo unlocks the power to see and perform true magic, thus discovering a whole new world of mystery as well as danger.
We have a real gem of a series with 'Theodosia' that brings Egyptology to life in the form of a live-action series for the tween demographic, with a truly international talent pool that hails from a primetime background.” Monica Levy Co-Chief of Distribution, Federation Kids & Family