PBS Kids Announces Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum
PBS KIDS has recently announced a new animated series titled Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, via the Television Critics Association Press Tour. It is still a long ways off, with the expected premiere penciled in for November 11, 2019. The series takes its cue from New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos’ biographical kids’ book series, Ordinary People Change the World.
Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum aims to introduce young viewers to inspiring historical figures as well as the character virtues that helped them succeed. 9 Story Media Group’s Brown Bag Films are attached as producer, and the series will launch on PBS stations, the PBS Kids 24/7 channel, and other PBS KIDS digital platforms.
“At PBS KIDS, we always want children to see themselves in our characters,” said Linda Simensky, Vice President, Children’s Programming, PBS. “Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum aligns with this commitment, showing kids that they can be change-makers through the relatable stories of history’s most iconic figures. Author Brad Meltzer is a visionary storyteller, and we’re thrilled to partner with him and 9 Story Media Group to bring this series to life. We hope that it will help kids across America discover that anyone can change the world.”