Client news · 9 March, 2016

Buccaneer to co-produce new series for Nickelodeon

Boom! client Buccaneer Media and Breakthrough Entertainment announce co-production agreement with Nickelodeon and YTV in Canada for new live-action series.

Leading international content production companies Breakthrough Entertainment and Boom! client Buccaneer Media announced today an Anglo-Canadian co-production agreement with Nickelodeon and YTV in Canada to create a brand new live-action series.

‘Ride’ (20 x 30’) follows the adventures of Katherine “Kit” Bridges when she and her Dad, Rudy, move to England for his new job at Covington Academy, an elite equestrian boarding school.  Life at a new school is never easy – particularly when you are afraid to ride – but Kit will be able to handle any challenge she faces thanks to her new friend, TK….who just so happens to be the most stubborn and difficult horse at the Academy.

‘Ride’ was created by writers Jill Girling (‘Life with Derek’‘Satisfaction’) and Lori Mather-Welch (‘Would be Kings’, ‘Queer As Folk’).

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Executive Producers for Canada’s Breakthrough Entertainment are Joan Lambur, Ira Levy, Peter Williamson, Michael McGuigan, Nat Abraham and Shelley Scarrow and Executive Producer for UK based Buccaneer Media is Tony Wood.

“We love having YTV and Nickelodeon as our broadcast partners on ‘Ride’.” said Joan Lambur, Breakthrough Entertainment’s Executive Vice President, Family Entertainment and Executive Producer. “They both share Breakthrough and Buccaneer’s vision for the series which has made this a wonderful collaboration.”

“We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Joan and the Breakthrough Entertainment team on ‘Ride’. I’m also delighted to be working with Nickelodeon on another major kid’s live action series after the success of ‘House of Anubis’”

— Tony Wood, CEO of Buccaneer Media.

‘Ride’ comes on the heels of Breakthrough’s last successful collaboration with Nickelodeon and YTV, the popular tween series ‘Max & Shred.’ One of their most recent productions to air on YTV in Canada was the beloved family movie ‘Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables’ starring Martin Sheen.

‘Ride’ is Buccaneer Media’s latest major commission and first kid’s live-action production. Tony Wood, one of the UK’s most successful drama producers, was previously Executive Producer on Nickelodeon’s hit live-action mystery drama series ‘House of Anubis’. The company is currently in production with ‘Marcella’, writer Hans Rosenfeldt’s (‘The Bridge’) first English language drama series, for ITV.