Thunderbird Entertainment revealed production slate for 2021-22

Thunderbird Entertainment Group is thrilled to showcase new shows on its production slate. The update includes titles for 18 new and returning series across its factual and kids and family divisions, which will launch in partnership with world-leading broadcast and streaming companies like Disney+, Netflix, CBC, Discovery Canada and SyFy. The Company is currently working on nine additional shows, either previously announced or remaining confidential, for a total of 27 programs in production as of today’s date.

Thunderbird Entertainment Group president and CEO Jennifer Twiner McCarron said, “ I’m incredibly proud of Thunderbird’s factual and kids and family divisions for their output and success during an extraordinary year, which has culminated in this robust and diverse production slate for Fall 2021 and beyond, as more players enter the industry and the need for high quality, diverse content continues to explode, Thunderbird’s strong relationships and reputation will allow us to continue to capitalize on the significant growth curve in entertainment.”

Great Pacific Media announced the following series updates:

Gut Job

Format: eight x 60’, HGTV

Release: To be announced at a later date (in production)

 This new show will see the return of fan-favourite Canadian contractor Sebastian Clovis from the popular lifestyle series $ave My Reno. In the new series, Clovis will guide property owners through the biggest home renovations of their lives.

Styled (working title)

Format: eight x 60’, HGTV

Release: To be announced at a later date (in production)

Synopsis: Join the staging and renovation adventures of design super-duo and BFF’s Nicole Babb and Caffery Van Horne as they help residents upgrade their spaces from dull and dated to stunning and Styled!

Deadman’s Curse (working title)

Format: eight x 60’, History Canada

Release: To be announced at a later date (in production)

Former MMA fighter Kru Pitt and young Indigenous explorer Taylor Starr seek out the help of seasoned treasure hunter and mountaineer Adam Palmer to finally solve the mystery of Slumach’s lost gold mine. The treasure-hunting threesome may have ancestral connections to the legend and the gold, but extreme weather, unforgiving terrain and a curse all stand in their way.

Dr. Savannah: Wild Rose Vet

Format: Nine x 30’, APTN & Cottage Life

Release: To be announced at a later date (in production)

Wapanatahk Media’s first factual series follows veterinarian Dr. Savannah Howse-Smith as she treats animals in rural Alberta and learns more about her recently confirmed Métis heritage.

 Strays

Format: 10 x 22’, CBC

Release: Premieres 14 September 2021

This CBC comedy follows Shannon Ross (Nicole Power) from Kim’s Convenience as the new executive director of the Hamilton East Animal Shelter, where she is boss to an eclectic staff. Shannon’s trademark positivity is put to the test as she puts Toronto in the rear-view to focus on her new job, new relationships, reuniting with family and learning more about herself.

Reginald the Vampire

Format: 10 x 60’, SyFy

Release: To be announced at a later date (in pre production)

Imagine a world populated by beautiful, fit and vain vampires. Reginald Baskin tumbles headlong into it as an unlikely hero who will have to navigate every kind of obstacle – the girl he loves but can’t be with, a bully manager at work and the vampire chieftain who wants him dead. Fortunately, Reginald discovers he has a few unrecognized powers of his own.

Highway Thru Hell

Format: 18 x 60’, Discovery Canada

Release: Premiered 6 September 2021

Premiered on September 6, 2021, Season 10 of the hit factual series once again follows the heroes of the highway as they fight to keep some of the most economically important and inhospitable trucking routes in North America open to traffic.

Heavy Rescue: 401

Format: 13 x 60’, Discovery Canada

Release: To be announced at a later date

Season Six of the popular series chronicles heavy recovery tow truck drivers and more of their dramatic recoveries along Ontario’s 400-series highways, where stakes are high, every minute counts, and every job is vital…because closure is not an option. Premieres Winter 2022.

Mud Mountain Haulers

Format: eight x 60’, Discovery Canada

Release: To be announced at a later date

Set in the high mountains of British Columbia, Season Two will again see third-generation family loggers Craig and Brent LeBeau work together to survive road building, logging and brotherhood on the steepest, muddiest terrain anywhere.

Thunderbird’s Kids & Family Division (Atomic Cartoons)

Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends

Format: 50 x 11’, Disney Jr & Disney Channel

Release: Premiered 6 August 2021

Marvel’s first full-length series for preschoolers spins adventurous tales about pint-size versions of three Spider-verse icons: Peter Parker (voiced by Benjamin Valic), Gwen Stacy (Lily Sanfelippo) and Miles Morales (Jakari Fraser).

Dogs in Space

Format: 20 x 18′, Netflix

Release: To be announced at a later date

In the not-so-distant future, genetically enhanced dogs are sent across the universe in search of a new home for the human race. It’s a giant cosmic game of fetch, as the canines seek a planet that will save humanity and — more importantly — let them return to their beloved owners. This animated adventure-comedy series is created by Jeremiah Cortez, who is Executive Producer alongside Adam Henry.

CoComelon Lane

Format: three x 30’, plus seven x 72’, Netflix

Release: To be announced at a later date (in production)

CoComelon Lane will deliver brand-new adventures from JJ and his best friends as they experience life’s big moments as little kids.

LEGO Marvel Avengers

Format: two x 22’, Disney+

Release: To be announced at a later date

In a bid to take down his rival and prove his superiority once and for all, Justin Hammer makes an unlikely alliance with AIM to steal Tony Stark’s new Weather Machine. To prevent AIM and their mysterious evil benefactor from destroying the world, the Avengers must survive the most extreme weather ever unleashed!

My Little Pony

Format: TBD

Release: To be announced at a later date

Synopsis: TBD

 LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales

Format: one x 44’, Disney+

Release: Premieres 1 October 2021

Poe Dameron and BB-8 must make an emergency landing on the volcanic planet Mustafar where they meet the greedy and conniving Graballa the Hutt. This CG animated special was put together at Lucasfilm and LEGO.

Trolls: TrollsTopia

Format: 103 x 11’, Hulu and Peacock

Release: To be announced at a later date (in production)

Inspired by the beloved DreamWorks Animation films, Season four of TrollsTopia is the next chapter in the hair-raising adventures of the trolls. Now that Poppy knows there are other musical trolls scattered throughout the forest, she bottles up her endless positivity and invites delegates from every troll tribe in the forest to live together in harmony in a grand experiment she calls TrollsTopia.

Molly of Denali

Format: 46×11’, plus onex44’ PBS/GBH

Release: To be announced at a later date (in production)

Season two of Molly of Denali follows the resourceful Molly Mabray, who has cultural heritage from three Athabascan groups: the Gwich’in, Koyukon and Dena’ina, as she helps her parents run the Denali Trading Post in interior Alaska. She and her friends explore the epic surroundings and rich Native culture that is home.

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