Nickelodeon International Greenlights New Live Action Series “The Covurts”
April 10, 2018
Nickelodeon today announced new live action series “The Covurts” (working title), the first original co-production between Nickelodeon International and Israeli Nutz Productions—the subsidiary production arm of Ananey Communications Group—together with Israeli cable network HOT. The announcement was made today by Nina Hahn, SVP of International Production and Development for Nickelodeon, at global TV and digital content market MIPTV.
“We can’t wait for young fans around the world to meet The Covurts!”
“The Covurts” focuses on Mr. and Mrs. Covurt, highly trained secret agents tasked with fighting an evil international organization. Little do they know that it is actually their three kids – Hadrian, Mackenzie and Watts – who are really the agency’s biggest asset against crime.
Nickelodeon has ordered 40 x 22-minute episodes, which will be distributed to Nickelodeon's international audiences spanning 170+ countries and territories via the brand’s more than 100 channels and branded blocks.
“The Covurts” was created by Tom Riles, David Guest and Patrick Quinn. The head writer is Israeli screenwriter Michal Cooper Keren, the creator of Nickelodeon Israel's Spell Keepers. The series is an original co-production between Nickelodeon International, Nutz Productions and Ananey Communications Group.
The series has entered pre-production, will film in Israel and will begin premiering internationally in 2019.
“After a long history of collaboration with Ananey, we are so excited to kick off our first co-production together with our partners in Israel,” said Hahn. “We can’t wait for young fans around the world to meet The Covurts!”
Orly Atlas-Katz, CEO OF Ananey Communications said, “We are thrilled to collaborate with Nickelodeon International. I am certain that with their vast experience in content for kids, HOT's programming expertise and our high-end productions abilities, this show will be something to look forward to."
Ananey is an Israeli content producer and pay-TV provider that serves as the Israeli licensor of several of Viacom’s biggest brands, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and MTV, and produces both local and international original content.
“The greenlightThe Covurts” comes on the heels of Viacom purchasing a minority stake in Ananey Communications Group in 2017.