22 OCT 2021

Nelvana to globally distribute "The Hardy Boys" on Disney+

The Hit Daytime Emmy-Nominated Mystery Series, developed and produced in Canada by Nelvana and Lambur Productions, will Roll Out Internationally in 2022

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 Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, is set to take on the task to distribute  "The Hardy Boys" on Disney+ outside of the U.S. and Canada. Season 1 and Season 2 of the Daytime-Emmy nominated live-action mystery series, developed and produced in Canada by Nelvana and Lambur Productions, in association with Corus Entertainment, will launch in select international markets in 2022. 

“We are so excited for audiences around the world to experience The Hardy Boys series, whether it’s their first introduction to the franchise or they’re fans of the original books,” said Mellany Masterson, Head of Nelvana Enterprises. “Disney+ is the perfect platform to connect families and teens internationally with the high-stakes adventure, compelling storylines and endearing characters that resonate so well with audiences.”

The inaugural season of The Hardy Boys debuted in North America to much fanfare from viewers and critics alike, locking in the top spot last spring on Corus’ YTV network in Canada, as well as garnering industry recognition with multiple award nominations, including a Daytime EmmyAward nomination for Outstanding Young Adult Series, two DGC Award nominations for Outstanding Directorial Achievement and Best Picture Editing, and a CSC Award nomination for Best Cinematography in TV Drama.

Nelvana and Lambur Productions recently wrapped production of Season 2 in Toronto and Southern Ontario. The second season picks up six months after the events of Season 1 and finds Frank and Joe intertwined in yet another complicated mystery when a local Bridgeport teen goes missing and a duplicitous corporation moves into town. Season 2 is set to premiere on Hulu in the U.S., YTV and STACKTV in Canada, and Disney+ internationally in 2022. The Hardy Boys is based on the beloved books by Franklin W. Dixon and features the principal characters in their teen years.

We are so excited for audiences around the world to experience The Hardy Boys series, whether it’s their first introduction to the franchise or they’re fans of the original books. Disney+ is the perfect platform to connect families and teens internationally with the high-stakes adventure, compelling storylines and endearing characters that resonate so well with audiences.” Mellany Masterson Head of Nelvana Enterprises