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Seven Studios launches new children’s series Drop Dead Weird on 7TWO

Seven Studios’ new children’s series Drop Dead Weird is now available on 7TWO.

The announcement:

Seven Studios’ partnership with Ambience Entertainment, the new children’s series, Drop Dead Weird, is now on 7TWO following its successful launch on RTE, the national broadcast network in Ireland.

Seven Studios is an investment partner in Drop Dead Weird, produced in Australia and which follows the story of an Australian family who migrate to Ireland to help run their grandad’s B&B only to mysteriously discover their parents have turned into zombies.  How and why is a secret but the sitcom action takes place around the escapades and shenanigans that occur as the siblings try to stop their grandad, the guests and the Tubbershandy locals finding out about mum and dad.

Commenting, Niki Hamilton, Executive Producer, Children’s Television for Seven, said: “We are delighted to be a co-venture partner in Drop Dead Weird, with Seven Studios working closely with Ambience Entertainment in producing a delightful kids’ programme for RTE.  We look forward to it engaging young audiences here and around the world across every screen.”

The cast of Drop Dead Weird includes Umbilical Brother Dave Collins who plays Zombie dad and Irish actor Pauline McLynn, best known for her role as the nosey housekeeper in Father Ted, who plays the family’s local nemesis.

Drop Dead Weird extends beyond television with specific production aspects and storylines designed for multiple digital platforms.  Bruce Champ played by Jack Riley in the series – has his own Youtube Channel “BRUCETUBE” and he’s filming channel content within the programme.  This launches simultaneously with Drop Dead Weird and the BRUCETUBE platform currently linked with Seven’s kids Youtube Channel KIDSON7.

Source: Seven

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