Kids’ media company Sinking Ship Entertainment (Odd Squad, Dino Dana, Ghostwriter) and Australian studio Northern Pictures (Hardball, Love On the Spectrum) will co-develop Dance Spies, an original live action series for teens.
Created by Guy Edmonds (co-creator and co-writer of the live action comedy series Hardball for ABC ME in Australia), the series centers on four teens who must work, spy and ultimately save the world together, all while attending an elite dance school. The Duckworth Academy students juggle dance assessments and personal differences with espionage and in-the-field ops to stop a global cabal of criminals.
“We are thrilled to be working with the amazing team at Northern Pictures to develop Dance Spies,” said Kate Sanagan, Co-Head of Sales and Distribution, Sinking Ship Entertainment. “We have long been fans of Northern Pictures’ vision and the company’s commitment to creating content with diverse voices and experiences, as it is very much aligned with our own at Sinking Ship.”
“I never thought we’d have a show with Dance and Spies in the same title, but this genre-bending series has just that – spies who dance,” said Catherine Nebauer, Head of Scripted for Northern Pictures. “We are thrilled to collaborate with the team at Sinking Ship, who produce and work with some of the most exciting and successful brands around the world. Their focus on creating fun and engaging content, which reflects inclusion through identifiable characters and great storytelling, makes them the perfect partner for this series.”