MIPCOM 2023: Bomanbridge Media launches new series across both Factual and Kids

Factual slate is headed by "The Great Wall with Ash Dykes" and "The Climate Restorers", while kids offer includes Lopii Productions' titles "Dream It To Be It!" and "The Bestest Day Ever with My Best Friend!".

9 OCT 2023

The Great Wall with Ash Dykes

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Bomanbridge Media gears up for MIPCOM with a number of new series across both Factual and Kids. The company’s new Factual slate is headed by 2-year project "The Great Wall with Ash Dykes" (6x60’), which delivers in October 2023. This co-production with Zig Zag Productions, Insight TV and China’s CICC and CMG follows the extreme athlete and adventurer as he is given the unique opportunity to explore The Great Wall of China in its entirety.

Next up is "The Climate Restorers" (4x60’) directed by Seattle-based John Bowey and narrated by Emmy-winner Peter Coyote. This globally filmed series takes a look at how the new science of climate restoration, along with emissions reduction and other methods already in place, could reduce CO2 and methane back to levels that would support a stable planet and society.

Coming out of its collaboration with Phil Fairclough’s Two Wise Monkeys, "The League of Extraordinary Animals" (13x60’) is Bomanbridge’s latest IP investment. This new nature series analyses the various survival tactics employed across the animal kingdom and features an unrivalled array of animals, from the very familiar to the extraordinarily rare. Currently in production, Bomanbridge is bringing the first episode to Cannes.

"Chefs Uncut" (6x30’), directed by Jon Lister from CreatorsLab, showcases six of Asia’s most talented chefs, each embodying the passion and drive - often verging on obsession - required to succeed in this brutal industry. With more episodes under development, Netflix has already acquired the series across Asia, and also on-board is SBS Australia.

MIPCOM sees the launch of "Klimt and The Kiss" (1x90’/1x60’) the next film in the successful Exhibition on Screen arts franchise from Seventh Art Productions. Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss is one of the most recognised and reproduced paintings in the world, but just what lies behind its appeal - and who was the artist that created it?.

"Vermeer – The Greatest Exhibition" (1x90’/2x45’), which launched at MIPTV, heads a slew of sales for the established arts strand, that includes deals with ITV, which premieres the film in December 2023, as well Denmark’s DR, PTS Taiwan and Museum TV. This film, which explores the first time in history the majority of Vermeer’s masterpieces came together in one exhibition has been nominated by Screen International for “Best Event Cinema Film of the Year”.

Two new series from award-winning Lopii Productions head the Children’s slate. "Dream It To Be It!" (21x7’) was commissioned by Canada’s Knowledge Kids and TVO Kids. This fun live action series is all about encouraging kids of all abilities to explore their potential, find their joy, try new things, and know that their dreams and passions are possible.

Lopii’s "The Bestest Day Ever with My Best Friend!" (20x7’) offers young pet owners the chance to give their beloved pet – no matter how big or small – the perfect day out, custom-designed for their personality and species. The series launched on CBC Kids this summer.

Animation series "The Misadventures of CubeMelt" (31x3’) completes the new launches. This non-dialogue series started life as a webcomic and follows the daily struggles of an optimistic little ice cube. Currently, this IP is under development with Bomanbridge and creators Animagine for a spin-off verbal series.