The company announces two new additions to its development slate: "Ivory Towers" and "Spaghetti Sisters".
Sixteen South Originals, the award-winning creators of TV hits Lily’s Driftwood Bay, “Claude and WildWoods”, has announced two new additions to its development slate: "Ivory Towers" and "Spaghetti Sisters". The firts one is an original preschool 2D animated series written by Stephen Coulter that reflects and celebrates ageing and the preciousness of intergenerational relationships. Set in a home for elderly animals where mischief, mayhem and madness are delivered with the afternoon tea trolley, it follows four-year-old elephant Erin’s visits to her Grandpa in “The Wrinkly Ritz”, where she hears amazing stories from its residents and, together, they make new memories.
"Spaghetti Sisters", an original 2D animated series for 7-11s written by Katie Lyons, tells of Fiona and Flavia Fusilli’s off-the-wall efforts to revive their family's failing pasta restaurant. Located in the secluded and sparsely populated depths of the mountain valley, far from any potential pasta patrons (due to their Dad’s insistence on carrying out the famous Fusilli tradition of throwing a meatball and building an establishment where it landed.) - the restaurant is practically broke. It’s up to the two spirited sisters to put it back on the map, while also serving some very unusual customers and dealing with a rival restaurateur further up the hill.
Colin Williams, Creative Director of Sixteen South said: “I’m incredibly excited about our latest shows – they’re each unique with lots of comedy and heart. 'Ivory Towers' is a funny, fresh and lovely show celebrating the precious bond between grandchildren and their grandparents. And 'Spaghetti Sisters', takes our work in a new direction a binge-worthy series with the vibes of Twin Peaks meets Gravity Falls. But the reason I’m most excited about them is because they were each written by Stephen and Katie, my wonderful Development Producers. The opportunity to help them bring their ideas to life is a real treat and I couldn’t be more proud of them and these new shows.”
The two new shows join "Sharks in Shirts" in development at Sixteen South Originals. This recently announced fin-tickling new 26 x 11’ animated children’s series about a team of football-playing fish is a collaboration with a group of second-year animation students from Ulster University.