Electus making kids original for Amazon

Amazon Studios, the original production arm of online retailer Amazon, has greenlit a pilot for a live-action children’s series from US-based Electus Studios.

Maker Shack Agency will follow the exploits of a 13 year-old inventor and his friends, who all use science and ingenuity to solve problems in people’s lives.

IAC-backed Electus will team with scientists, technicians and engineers from research and development company Applied Minds to design exclusive gadgets for the show.

“We are incredibly excited for our first initiative with Amazon and we look forward to inspiring the next generation of makers,” said Drew Buckley, COO and head of digital for Electus. “With Maker Shack Agency, we hope to inspire kids to think about new and different ways to solve life’s problems and to never be afraid of failure.”

The news comes a month after Amazon announced its latest batch of children’s pilots. These are Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, Grid Smasher, Hard-Boiled Eggheads, The Jo B. & G. Raff Show, and Wishenpoof! and will each debut next year on Amazon Instant Video.

Amazon’s first round of originals launched in April this year.