News round-up: SBS options AfterShock title; Estonia lands ‘The Secret Song’; WildBrain partners with Ukrainian Glowberry for ‘Brave Bunnies’

SBS options AfterShock title

SBS in Australia has agreed a deal to option AfterShock Comics’ title The Normals via prodco Werner Films.

The Adam Glass-penned title will be executive produced by Werner Films’ Joanna Werner and Stuart Menzies alongside Glass and AfterShock’s Jon Kramer, Carrie Stein and Lee Kramer.

Louise Fox will showrun the series and AfterShock-owned Rive Gauche Television will distribute worldwide.

The Normals is centered around one man who finds out his perfect life and family may all be an illusion, setting him on a crusade to save what he believes is real and loves with all his being, while having to save the world in the process as forces seek to destroy him.

Estonia lands ‘The Secret Song’

Estonia’s TV3 is preparing to launch the latest adaptation of Can’t Stop Media’s The Secret Song, marking its seventh iteration.

The shiow, which debuts Sunday 4 December, in primetime will be known as Salalaul and is being produced by Ruut, which has previously been behind local remakes of Idol, Your Face Sounds Familiar and Guess My Age.

The format follows local celebrities as they watch other artists, friends or family surprise them with a new take of one of their own favourite songs. In France, the show has been renewed by TF1 for a sixth consecutive year.

WildBrain partners with Ukrainian Glowberry for Brave Bunnies

WildBrain has partnered with Ukrainian kids’ producer Glowberry to take the Brave Bunnies preschool brand into its portfolio of kids’ and family franchises.

Under the arrangement, WildBrain has assured the continuation of the popular Brave Bunnies series, which was disrupted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The firm will work with Glowberry and Ibero-American animation studio, Ánima, to lead the global management of Brave Bunnies. The show was created by Olga Cherepanova, co-founder of Glowberry and creative producer on the series.

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