News


Nick, YTV order Anglo-Canadian copro

Kids-logo-460_2RIDENickelodeon and Canada’s YTV have co-ordered a live-action series from British and Canadian production companies.

The 20x30mins Ride will be a coproduction of the UK’s Buccaneer Media and Canada’s Breakthrough Entertainment.

The show follows a North American girl, who moves to England with her dad when he begins a job at an elite equestrian school.

Jill Girling (Life with Derek) and Lori Mather-Welch (Queer As Folk) co-created the series. Joan Lambur, Ira Levy, Peter Williamson, Michael McGuigan, Nat Abraham and Shelley Scarrow executive-produce for Breakthrough, while Tony Wood does the same for Buccaneer.

Former Lime Pictures producer Wood previously worked with Nickelodeon on live-action hit House of Anubis.

“We love the fish out of water story about a young North American girl, Kit, trying to fit in at an elite British equestrian school all while a mystery begins to unravel,” said Jamie Piekarz, director of content at YTV parent Corus Kids. “YTV viewers will marvel at the eclectic cast, the stunning scenery and the majestic horses.”

Breakthrough previously produced Max & Shred for Nick and YTV, and has created shows such as Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables for the latter.