ABC3 begins production on kids science show, Steam Punks

Beyond Productions has begun shooting on a children’s science quiz show called Steam Punks for ABC3. The show is hosted by Paul Verhoeven, of Triple J’s Nerdy by Nature.

The announcement:

ABC3’s first Australian science series Steam Punks, 40 x 30, starts production today in Sydney.

Produced by Beyond Productions for ABC3, Steam Punks is a fast, furious and funny science based quiz show hosted by comedian Paul Verhoeven (Triple J’s Breakfast’s Nerdy By Nature segment).

During each episode two teams of two contestants, aged between 12-15 years-old, find themselves trapped in a subterranean Steampunk world ruled by the malevolent ‘Machine’.

The ‘Machine’ uses her minion, Paul, to quiz the contestants on their scientific knowledge, problem solving and ability to interact with technology in order to win their freedom.

Tim Brooke-Hunt, Controller of ABC Children’s Television, said “Steam Punks will offer ABC3 viewers an entertaining mix of science and fun, and I look forward to adding this Beyond production to our schedule.”

“Steam Punks is like no show I have ever worked on. In fact it’s like no show that’s ever been made in this country – a narrative game show. It’s a testament to ABC3’s courage and innovation to back a truly imaginative and stylish program. Combine that with the knowledge and experience of Beyond plus the fresh new face of an energetic host and the outcome is something that I find truly exciting,” said Series Producer, Anthony Watt.

Steam Punks will screen on ABC3 this year.

Source: ABC press release


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