Marathon Media’s hit animated spy series Totally Spies! has been picked up for a sixth season run by networks from all over the world. The 26×26 cartoon was renewed by TF1 and Disney in France, while German-speaking Europe will get theirs via Nickelodeon.
Karen Vermeulen, Zodiak Kids senior VP of global sales and co-pros said, “It is very exciting to have such key broadcasters on board the new Season of Totally Spies! at such an early stage. With ten years of global success behind it—and an enthusiastically received Season 6 ahead— this iconic series looks set to become a classic.”
The new season of Totally Spies! will be supported by a four month promotional event at the Palace of Versailles in 2013 (with a new Versailles-themed movie, interactive app, treasure hunt, etc.); a successful RPG (4 million registered users worldwide); and a growing 210,000+ fan base on Facebook. The Storylines will be basedo n modern social and current worldwide events, which aims to contribute to the show’s modern and timely appeal.
Creators Vincent Chalvon-Demersay (CEO, Marathon Media) and David Michel (General Manager, Marathon Media) comment, “We are very fortunate to have an exciting and highly recognizable concept that has maintained its appeal across the globe, in TV and licensing, for ten years. At this point we have to treat Totally Spies! as an evergreen brand, conserving the elements that have made it universally successful (great characters, scripts, comedy…) while applying them to the many new media platforms available to us today.”
Totally Spies!’s sixth season will be launched at the MIPJunior market in France in October. The toon was commissioned by TF1 where the iconic show has been broadcast non-stop for the last ten years, airing over 250 times n 2004 alone.