German national free-to-air channel buys Lockie Leonard
The Australian Children’s Television Foundation has sold award winning live-action children’s comedy/drama series Lockie Leonard to Bayerischer Rundfunk and ARD in Germany.
Series 1 and 2 will screen on Germany’s national free-to-air children’s channel KiKA and ARD channel Das Erste.
ACTF chief executive, Jenny Buckland, said she was thrilled that Lockie Leonard had found a home on KiKA and ARD.
"we can’t wait to see how German audiences respond to this warm and funny show which brings real boys and all their lovable foibles to life," she said.
Currently being dubbed into the German language in Berlin, Lockie Leonard, produced by Goalpost Pictures, is based on the much-loved Tim Winton books and set against the backdrop of the spectacular surfing coast of southern Western Australia.
The series follows Lockie as he navigates his way through young love, his caring but definitely odd family, his attempts to reach for the stars, and the intense experiences of being a teenager.
Monika Gröller, commissioning editor at BR, said Lockie Leonard was a smart and entertaining series that gave insight into a teenage boys’ thoughts and feelings.
"We believe that this rare perspective offers the young audience a chance to reflect on important social and emotional issues,” she said.
Lockie Leonard (Series 1 and 2) is distributed internationally by the Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF).
Lockie Leonard (Series 1 and 2) – 52 episodes X 24 minutes, live-action children’s comedy-drama.