LICENSING NEWS

Nickelodeon acquires new live-action series The Bureau of Magical Things

Published on: 26th September 2018

The Bureau of Magical Things will premiere in the in UK on 5th November.

Created by Australian television producer Jonathan M. Shiff (H2O: Just Add Water), the 30-minute episode will premiere in the US on the 5th October, followed by Nickelodeon’s channels and branded blocks across 170+ countries and territories. The series will comprise 20 episodes.

Filmed in Brisbane and the Gold Coast of Australia, The Bureau of Magical Things combines magic, mystery, and a unique mythology to tell the story of Kyra, an ordinary teenage girl who is caught in a clash between an elf and a fairy and becomes magically transformed.

Layla Lewis, senior vice president, global acquisitions and content partnerships for Nickelodeon, commented: “The Bureau of Magical Things introduces a captivating fantasy world while promoting real world concepts like individuality, diversity and acceptance. We think kids everywhere will find something relatable in these characters’ journeys to finding their true selves, while learning to embrace and accept what makes them different.”

Jonathan M. Shiff, founder and executive producer, Jonathan M. Shiff Productions, commented: “We are thrilled to see The Bureau of Magical Things so strongly supported by Nickelodeon who will introduce it to a global audience. It’s a real delight to bring children all over the world into a story full of surprise and adventure brought to life by an extraordinary cast of magical heroes.”

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