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CBBC announces fantasy drama series Wolfblood

CBBC announces fantasy drama series Wolfblood
Staff Reporter
03 February 2012

CBBC has today announced a new children’s fantasy drama series, Wolfblood, which will be filmed on location in the North East of England in the coming months.

Wolfblood will be a series of 13 half-hour episodes to air later this year.  It is created by Debbie Moon and is a co-production between CBBC and ZDF/ZDFE. Executive producer is Gina Cronk and the producer is Foz Allan. The line producer is Alan Fairholm.

The show tells the story of Maddy Smith, who seems like an ordinary girl – but things are not what they seem.  She can hear ultrasound, pick out a scent from a mile away and see in the dark. She’s faster and stronger than she appears, her senses are razor-sharp – and every full moon she has to lock her parents in the cellar. Maddy is a wolfblood.

The show is set in world where wolfbloods have lived amongst us for centuries, disguising their abilities and blending in. When new boy Rhydian turns up at school her world gets a lot more complicated.

Damian Kavanagh, controller, CBBC, commissioned the programme. He said: “We’re always looking for programmes which bring something new to the channel for our audience to enjoy, and Wolfblood is a really exciting concept and one I believe will capture the imagination of our viewers. CBBC has always had a strong record of producing acclaimed children’s dramas and with such a strong team working on this show, I can’t wait to see the end result.”

The series will be filmed in and around Rowlands Gill in Tyne and Wear.

Gina Cronk, executive producer of Wolfblood, said: “We were looking for a rural location to film the series. The Charles Thorp comprehensive school, Hookergate Campus at Rowlands Gill is perfect. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside and near the extraordinary village of Blanchlands. We knew it would work brilliantly on screen.

“We’ve filmed in the North East many times, including most recently for the Tracy Beaker Returns series, and it’s great to be back – we’re looking forward to getting started!”

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