LoCo Motion Pictures recently began production on the third season of its CBC Gem original scripted tween series Detention Adventure in Toronto, while Blue Ant International has secured the worldwide distribution rights to the upcoming season outside of Canada.
Detention Adventure launched in 2019 as CBC’s first original kids scripted series for CBC Gem. Blue Ant International has licensed the first two seasons of the series to platforms in more than 125 territories, including the U.S., the U.K., Ireland, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, Latin America, the Nordics, and Hong Kong.
In the new season, Carolyn Taylor, known for Baroness Von Sketch Show, will guest star in five episodes. Additionally, up-and-coming performer Danté Prince, will co-star as a new character, Dash.
Among the returning series regulars are Simone Miller Castoro-Qualizza as Raign Westrook, Tomaso Sanelli as Brett Austin, Alina Prijono as Joy Jayadi, Jack Fulton as Norman ‘Hulk’ Bean, Lilly Bartlam as Kelly Darnell, Andrew Moodie as Principal Lounsberry, Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll as Coach Rod, and Stacey McGunnigle as Miss Marner. Benjamin Ayres will also return as a guest star as Bruno Black.
“We set out to create a tween series that offers a true co-viewing experience for families with jokes for both parents and kids. We’re proud to have accomplished that and more in this show,” said LoCo Motion Pictures executive producer and president Lauren Corber. “We’re looking forward to bringing the team back together as well as welcoming our newcomers Carolyn and Danté to this exciting new season featuring more pranks, original songs, and fun clues to uncover.”
In the third season, the Detention Adventure team returns to uncover the secret hidden in Lawren Harris’ painting given to them by Principal Lounsberry. Their investigation is interrupted when they are sent to spend one of their final weeks of school at Island School. With the help of a new art student, Dash, the team explores what the painting could mean while bonding with their fellow Island School students.
“The third season of Detention Adventure will give kids and families around the world the chance to follow this smart and captivating cast of characters as they embark on a new and exciting mystery,” said Blue Ant EVP Solange Attwood. “This award-winning series combines humor and friendship with learning and adventure in a fun and thrilling storyline that is universally appealing to buyers.”