Cartoon Network EMEA has announced the greenlight on production of a fourth and fifth season of The Amazing World of Gumball.
Produced in the UK, the family-centric buddy comedy sitcom now airs on Turner channels in 126 countries and has become a global hit since launch in late 2010. Cartoon Network EMEA has commissioned 40×22-minute episodes for seasons four and five of the show, which has scooped 24 international awards to date including five BAFTAs. Production will take place at Cartoon Network’s EMEA studio, Great Marlborough Productions, in Shoreditch, London from June 2014 with episodes set to be delivered from 2015.
Patricia Hidalgo, senior vice president and chief content and creative officer kids at Turner Broadcasting System EMEA, commented: “The Amazing World of Gumball is one of the few animated family sitcoms for kids that offers a warm hearted, sweet and surreal child-like perspective on everyday life in a way that kids and their families can relate to. Gumball’s funny storylines, great characters and unique visual style continues to resonate strongly with audiences around the world. With two seasons having already aired in 126 countries and the third season about to start to roll out globally, we are extremely proud to be commissioning a further two seasons out of our CN studios here in the UK that will surely add to the success of this great IP.”
Ben Bocquelet, series creator, added: “This is great news! I’m very much looking forward to working with our fantastic team for two more seasons of The Amazing World of Gumball. We have big plans for the show and are already preparing new episodes. I would like to thank Cartoon Network for being a company that truly supports their shows and artists and also to apologise in advance to my family for all the jokes that will be made at their expense.”
Season three of The Amazing World of Gumball is set to launch in the UK in September 2014.
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