H20 swims towards third series

Live-action kids show H20: Just Add Water is likely to be commissioned for a third season. The series, which is produced by Australian indie Jonathan M Shiff Productions, airs on Network Ten and is distributed by Germany’s ZDF Enterprises. It follows three teenage mermaids as they face everyday challenges.

Jonathan M Shiff says: "There’s some preliminary discussions about a telemovie or a third season." The show, which has a budget of A$10.9 million (US$8.8m), has been sold worldwide to broadcasters including France 2, Italy’s Mediaset and Antena 3.

Meanwhile, Jonathan M Shiff Productions has received funding from the Film Finance Corporation to produce The Elephant Princess, in association with Ten, Disney Channel Australia and ZDF Enterprises. The 26x30mins series follows an ordinary girl who discovers she is the princess of a magical mystery world.

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