LONDON, UK – Monday 22nd January 2018 – Entertainment One (eOne) today announced that a third series of its global preschool hit animated superhero TV show, PJ Masks, is currently in production. The new 52 x 11min episodes, produced by eOne and Frog Box, will further expand the PJ Masks universe with fresh adventures for our brave heroes Catboy, Owlette and Gekko as they go into the night to save the day.
As the third series of PJ Masks heads into production, the first episodes from series two have just premiered in the U.S. eOne is now gearing up to roll-out the new second season to the rest of the world from February 2018 on global broadcast platform, Disney Junior, France 5 in France and terrestrial channels in multiple markets. In series two, audiences will be introduced to new heroes and villains as our crime fighting trio are challenged with new missions that take them beyond the city and into big new adventures. Fans of the show can expect new stories, new vehicles and a whole lot more PJ Masks hero power.
“PJ Masks has become a hit preschool TV brand around the world so we’re delighted to be creating new episodes that will bring our trio of superheroes into new storylines and ignite the imaginations of its global fan base” says Olivier Dumont, President of eOne Family & Brands. “The consumer products launch has also been a huge success this year so we’re pleased that this fresh pipeline of content demonstrates our commitment to the long-term growth of the property and will inspire our licensing partners to introduce new product lines.”
PJ Masks first won over young audiences in the U.S. in Q4 2015 where the show became an instant hit. The series launched on-air in a number of international territories in 2016 where it also achieved exceptional ratings in countries including the UK, France, Italy, Spain and Australia. In addition to Disney Junior and France 5, the series also airs on terrestrial channels Tiny Pop in the UK, ABC Kids in Australia, RAI YoYo in Italy, TV Cultura in Brazil and Televisa in Mexico.
The property has a strong global licensing programme boasting over 450 partners worldwide. Toys have spearheaded the launch of PJ Masks consumer products led by Just Play’s award-winning master toy line, which soared onto shelves across North America, the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Australia, Russia, Greece, Israel and South Africa, to great success in 2017 with new lines slated to launch in 2018 to tie into the launch of series 2.
About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.
Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; newly-launched MAKEREADY with Brad Weston; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production company Renegade 83; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.
The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.