Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, international producer, distributor and licensor of children’s animated and live-action content, has secured international distribution for The Hardy Boys on Disney+ outside of the US and Canada. Season 1 (13 x 60min) and Season 2 (10 x 60min) of the Daytime-Emmy nominated live-action mystery series, developed and produced in Canada by Nelvana and Lambur Productions in association with Corus Entertainment, will launch in select international markets in 2022.
The inaugural season of The Hardy Boys locked in the #1 programme spot last spring on Corus’ YTV network in Canada, as well as garnering industry recognition with multiple award nominations, including a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Young Adult Series, two DGC Award nominations for Outstanding Directorial Achievement and Best Picture Editing, and a CSC Award nomination for Best Cinematography in TV Drama.
“We are so excited for audiences around the world to experience The Hardy Boys series, whether it’s their first introduction to the franchise or they’re fans of the original books,” says Mellany Masterson, Head of Nelvana Enterprises. “Disney+ is the perfect platform to connect families and teens internationally with the high-stakes adventure, compelling storylines and endearing characters that resonate so well with audiences.”
The Hardy Boys is based on the popular books by Franklin W Dixon and features the principal characters in their teen years.
Nelvana and Lambur Productions recently wrapped production of Season 2 in Toronto and Southern Ontario. The second season picks up six months after the events of Season 1. Season 2 is set to premiere on Hulu in the US, YTV and STACKTV in Canada, and Disney+ internationally in 2022.