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Superights Inks New Deals for Will and Handico, Two Children’s Series About Disability

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Superights is pleased to announce new deals signed with several broadcasters for its series WILL (52×2′), and its spin-off series HANDICO (12×3’) created by French indie producer Cross River Productions.

These two shows have the distinction of being the first edutainment series about disability. WILL and HANDICO are undeniably unique offerings in the crowded kids’ marketplace. Both series use a positive, dynamic, and informative approach to educate children about disabilities. Inclusion and understanding are at the heart of these valuable programs, which Superights is very proud to represent.

WILL was purchased by the free-to-air channels TVP in Poland, RSI in Switzerland, and RTVS in Slovakia. Additional purchasers are the SVOD platforms OCS in France, TIM Vision in Italy, and Megogo in Ukraine. They join VRT and RTBF in Belgium, TV Escola in Brazil, TV5 MONDE, CANAL ONCE in Mexico, MBC in the Middle East, TFO in Canada, MTVA in Hungary, LATTU KIDS in India, Playkids in the US, Wekids in China, Iflix in Southeast Asia, and NOGA in Israel, all of which previously acquired the series.

HANDICO – to complement WILL – has been secured by broadcasters and platforms such as RTS in Switzerland, TV5 Monde, TVP in Poland, and TIM Vision in Italy. WILL is a leader — a driven and creative boy determined to live life to the fullest…in a wheelchair! Through his dynamic and positive character, he shows children that his disability doesn’t limit his experiences. Following the success of WILL, Cross River Productions has produced the series HANDICO (12×3′) as an educational extension to
WILL. Using simple and amusing terms, Will explains to children the most common disabilities including their causes and how they affect a person’s daily life. Conditions such as autism, blindness, trisomy 21, myopathy, deafness, tetraplegia… are discussed and presented to the young audience in an engaging and imaginative way.