Margaret Atwood’s Wenda heading to TV

Kids-logo-460_2wendaCanadian pubcaster the CBC has ordered Wandering Wenda, an animated adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s kids book The Wide World of Wandering Wenda.

Canada-based producer and distributor Breakthrough Entertainment will make the show, which follows Wenda and her two best friends, Wu and Wesley Woodchuck, on magical adventures.

PIP Animation is also a production partner and the show will go out in winter 2017.

“I’m delighted that Wenda has wandered her way into the wild world of television and wish her well on her adventures,” said author Margaret Atwood.

“Kids’ CBC is home to an impressive line-up of original children’s programming developed by top-tier talent and storytellers and Margaret Atwood’s Wandering Wenda is a perfect addition to our portfolio,” said Martin Markle, senior director of children’s content for CBC.

“We’re beyond thrilled to be working with Margaret Atwood on her inspiring children’s stories and cannot imagine a better home for this magical series than Kids’ CBC,” added Joan Lambur, executive vice president, family entertainment, Breakthrough Entertainment.