June 20, 2022 – Malory Towers Return! Ahead of the third series’ release on CBBC Channel and BBC iPlayer this summer, a fourth series of the charming hit children’s drama began filming on June 14 in Devon and Cornwall, with a second block of filming scheduled in Canada this summer. Series 1 and 2 are now streaming on BBC iPlayer.
The 13 x 25 minute series, adapted from the iconic novels by Enid Blyton, follows the adventures of Darrell Rivers, played by Ella Bright, as she attends girls’ boarding school, Malory Towers.
The hugely popular drama, which has been a treat during lockdown, is perfect viewing for the whole family. This fourth series sees Darrell Rivers and the gang return to Malory Towers, for what Darrell is sure to be their best year yet! They are now fourth graders, at the top of elementary school, with all sorts of new responsibilities and privileges. And most exciting of all, Darrell’s little sister, Felicity, is joining the school… But Felicity has her own plans to fend for herself, have fun and make friends. This puts her and her new best friend, June Johns, who is Alicia’s (Zoey Siewert) cousin and a very bad influence, on a collision course with the elementary school’s new principal: the big sister of Felicity-Darrell Rivers. Darrell is proud of the responsibility of her new position. She hopes she’s overcome her terrible temper, but with the only person who really knows how to trigger it at school, she risks losing her temper, her leadership and, worst of all, her sister’s loyalty and love. .
Series 4 of Malory towers is a King Bert production (The Queen and I, Jack and the Beanstalk: After Always) and co-production WildBrain, commissioned for BBC Children’s and produced in association with BYUtv. Adapted by lead writers Rachel Flowerday and Sasha Hails, Series 4 is produced by David Collier and executive produced by Jo Sargent and Yvonne Sellins for King Bert and Josh Scherba and Anne Loi for WildBrain. The producer of WildBrain is Angela Boudreault. Bruce McDonald and Tracey Rooney are directing.
WildBrain is an international distributor for Malory towers outside the UK. Malory Towers was commissioned by Sarah Muller, BBC Children’s Content Manager, and is produced by Amy Buscombe for the BBC. The rights were acquired from Hachette Children’s Group, owner of Enid Blyton Entertainment and publisher of Malory Towers.
Malory Towers series 1 and 2 are now available on BBC iPlayer.
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About King Bert Productions
King Bert is an award-winning British production company focused on creating, developing and producing outstanding children’s comedy and drama content for global markets. London-based King Bert Productions was established in 2014. Directors of the company are best-selling children’s author David Walliams OBE, Conor McCaughan and multi-award-winning producer Jo Sargent.
The company has since produced some of the UK’s most popular comedies and family dramas, including the International Emmy® Kids award-winning. rat burger (Sky One), Cinderella after forever (Sky One), Urban myth: the track of Joan Collins (Arts of Heaven), The queen and me (Sky One), Medical certificate series 1 and 2 (Sky One), Grandpa’s Great Escape (BBC One), The boy in the dress (BBC One), and Britain’s favorite children’s books (Channel 4). Recent new series include Malory towers for CBBC and Family Channel, and land of sand for UKTV gold.
King Bert’s development slate includes live-action and animated adaptations of some of Walliams best-loved and multi-million-selling children’s books, as well as other family-oriented comedies and dramas.
At WildBrain, we ignite the imagination, engaging kids and families everywhere with great content across all media. With approximately 13,000 half-hours of filmed entertainment in our library – one of the largest in the world – we are home to brands such as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test and Degrassi . In our state-of-the-art 75,000 square foot animation studio in Vancouver, BC, we produce fan-favorite series such as The Snoopy Show, Snoopy in Space, Chip & Potato, Carmen Sandiego, Go, Dog. Go! and more. Our shows are enjoyed around the world in more than 150 countries on more than 500 streaming platforms and TV broadcasters, and our AVOD business – WildBrain Spark – offers one of the largest networks of children’s channels on YouTube, garnering billions of views per month from more than 245 million subscribers. . Through our lead agency, WildBrain CPLG, we also license consumer products and location-based entertainment in all major territories for our own properties as well as our clients and content partners. Our television group owns and operates four of the most-watched family entertainment channels in Canada. WildBrain is headquartered in Canada with offices around the world and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WILD).
About BBC Children’s
BBC Children’s is a bold, multi-genre public service offering that has won the unwavering trust of British families. It is home to the UK’s most popular children’s channels, CBBC and CBeebies, offering world-class UK-produced children’s programming across all genres, including drama, comedy, facts and current affairs. The vast majority of our experiences are produced in the UK as we aim to reflect the diversity of our viewers’ lives – and give as many of them as possible a voice across all of our platforms. CBBC is the go-to destination for kids ages 6-12 to enjoy inspiring and empowering television and interactive experiences across all platforms.
BYUtv offers families over 2,000 hours of uplifting and engaging programming that they can enjoy together. The network’s content is reliable, contemporary and clean, yet smart and sophisticated enough to inspire kids and parents. BYUtv’s diverse portfolio of original, co-produced and acquired content includes scripted and unscripted drama and comedy, competition shows, concert specials and over 700 hours of live HD college sports. BYUtv is available in approximately 40 million homes in every state nationwide on DISH Network, DirecTV and more than 130 major cable systems. A digital pioneer, BYUtv was the first American television network to broadcast all of its content live and for free on the Internet. Today, BYUtv has over two million YouTube subscribers and two billion views and is available live and on-demand on multiple digital platforms at no cost, including Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox, Windows, digital apps for iOS and Android, and BYUtv.org. Based in Provo, Utah, BYUtv is part of BYU Broadcasting, which is owned by Brigham Young University.