DHX has picked up new broadcast partners for the second season of their CG-animated underwater adventure series The Deep. First time partners include Universal Kids (U.S.), Nickelodeon (Greece), NRK Super (Norway), YLE (Finland), POP (Italy), Biggs (Portugal), RTBF’s OUFtivi (Belgium), MBC3 (Middle East), Minimax (CEE), KidZone TV (Baltics), Multimania (Russia), Hop! (Israel), SVT (Sweden), TSR (Switzerland), SRC (French Canada), and Zap (Angola and Mozambique). These add to a roster of previously announced deals, which includes: Australia’s ABC ME, CBBC in the U.K., Netflix in the U.S., Germany’s Super RTL and DHX’s own Family CHRGD in Canada.
The Deep follows the adventures of the Nekton family—a brilliant team of underwater explorers. With state-of-the-art technology and an unquenchable thirst for discovery, the Nektons explore the mysterious depths of the ocean, where most of our world lies unexplored and unexplained. While others look up to the stars, this family knows that an infinite number of things shine brightly in the darkness below. The Deep is a place where leviathans swim through sunken cities, where pirates lurk amidst floating black markets, and where a mysterious group of Guardians hide long lost secrets.
In season two, the Nekton family’s search for the lost city of Lemuria becomes urgent, as its legendary power is the only thing that can stop the colossal, dangerous creatures known as Monumentials from waking up—and a young new rival wants that power for himself!
The second season of The Deep is scheduled to run for 13 episodes, for a series total of 39. Season 2 premiered last month in the U.K. on CBBC and is set to debut daily in Australia’s ABC ME on August 22.
The Deep is a co-production between Canada’s DHX Media (animation, voices and post-production) and Australia’s A Stark Production (scripts, design and music). The series was overseen by France’s Technicolor, who acquired the rights to adapt Tom Taylor’s graphic novel series of the same name.