Disney UK, Disney France and Disney EMEA(Germany, France, Scandinavia, Spain, Italy, Central/Eastern Europe, Poland, Middle East, Turkey, and Africa) have commissioned a second, 26 x half hour/69x7’ series plus 4 x half hour specials series of the popular, animated pre-school series The Hive. Created by London-based production company Lupus Films, Monumental Productions and DQ Entertainment, it is produced in Association with Bejuba! Entertainment, who handles TV and home entertainment rights with Space Enterprises handling the M & L. The new series is currently in production and has just launched on Disney Jr in the UK and will roll out in other territories in 2016.. It will also include three specially-written autumn, winter and summer themed half-hour episodes written by BAFTA award winning head writer Bridget Hurst.
Set in the delightful community of Honey Farm, The Hive follows the adventures of a host of adorable characters including inquisitive Buzzbee, bossy Rubee, giggly Babee, loyal Barnabee, busy Postman Spider, stoic Worm and the birds Fluff and Feathers.
In this second series the world of Honey Farm will be extended to introduce some new locations including the Buzz Stop, a great place to hang out with friends, a mobile muffin van, from which Mamma Bee sells her cakes, and a new community centre, where the gang gathers to try out new activities.
In addition some exciting new characters will join the cast including teaching assistant Miss Butterfly, sports teacher Mr Grasshopper, café proprietor Barry the Beetle and a mischievous new pet for Jasper, Midge.
“We are bee-yond excited that Buzzbee and his friends will be buzzing back for a new series of adventures on Honey Farm,” says Ruth Fielding, joint MD Lupus Films. “The series has flown to success all around the world and we delighted to be able to satisfy demand for the show with so many exciting and refreshing new episodes”.
“The international demand coupled with Disney’s desire for a second season of this very popular and loved show showed us that we had to make more episodes. We’re delighted to be bringing new episodes to MIPCOM JR