Disney Channels EMEA and Disney Channel US have co-commissioned UK indie Lime Pictures to produce a multi-part live action series that will premiere in 160 territories worldwide.
Evermoor will be produced in the UK and represents the first time a longform live-action series produced in Britain will air on Disney Channel in the US.
All3Media-owned Lime (House of Anubis) is attached as producer and the show will go out in the autumn of this year.
Evermoor is billed as “mystery adventure punctuated with comedy” and follows an American teen girl, who moves to an isolated Middle England village with her novelist mother and step-father and soon finds herself involved in a mysterious plot.
Tim Compton and Diane Whitley (House of Anubis) created the series, with Bede Blake (House of Anubis, Strange Hill High) scripting. Compton is producing and Lime’s Rebecca Hogdson is exec producing.
Disney Channels EMEA general manager and Disney EMEA chief marketing officer Tricia Wilber billed Evermoor as “our most ambitious EMEA production yet that builds on our experience of coproducing the global hit series [Argentine telenovela] Violetta”.
The move comes after Disney launched a UK production office for the pilot of ABC musical comedy Galavant. Disney was one of the loudest voices pushing for the introduction of UK drama and animation tax credit systems, which were implemented in April last year.