Nickelodeon buys new live-action Lola and Virginia

Hit animated show Lola and Virginia is being remade as a live-action series and has been pre-bought by Nickelodeon.

The 26x26mins live-action series will be made by Spanish producer and distributor Imira, which also made the 52x12mins animated version, along with Italy’s RAI Cinema.

Nick in Spain, Italy and Portugal has acquired the series.

Imira is also making another live-action series with Italy’s Brave Film, eBand, a 26x26mins show about a virtual rock group.

“Live action is a really strong area right now and we’re very pleased to be extending our production activity into the genre,” said Sergi Reitg, CEO of Imira Entertainment. “We have excellent partners in Brave Film from Italy and are confident that European productions can compete with US output. The animated version of Lola & Virginia is an established hit, so we anticipate a lot of interest in the live action series from buyers of the original show.”