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Hot on the heels of the highly anticipated feature film release this September, it’s today been announced that Blinky Bill will be back on Aussie TV screens next year- completing the comeback of Australia’s favourite Koala.

Flying Bark Productions, the Australian production company responsible for reviving the animated Australian icon, confirmed that Seven Network Australia is commissioning broadcaster for a brand new series. The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill, to be aired in 2016.

The new series, set a few years after the feature film, sees a slightly older Blinky taking on the role as defender of his outback home, Greenpatch. With a bevy of crazy Aussie animals, the series brings back a number of familiar faces, as well as introducing new characters including Blinky’s best mate and sidekick, Jacko. True to its roots, the show will continue to embody a quintessentially Aussie spirit, expressed through mischief, mayhem, adventure and humour.

Barbara Stephen, Managing Director of Flying Bark Productions said: “We’re really excited that Channel Seven has commissioned the series so that we can bring Blinky Bill to a new generation of Aussie fans. The series will be an Australian production, in association with Telegael (Ireland) and Giant Wheel (India), featuring an all-Australian cast.”

“The Blinky Bill stories of today continue to celebrate Australia’s vibrant flora and fauna, classic iconography and cultural values first introduced in the original stories that so many people grew up with, but we have an added modern feel to engage the next generation of Blinky fans.”
The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill, which consists of 26 episodes, will air on Channel 7 in 2016.
Blinky Bill: The Movie opens in cinemas across Australia in September 2015. The film explores universal themes including the importance of community, survival in a harsh climate, the love between children and their parents, and ‘mateship’.

 

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