Leading kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE has announced a deal with the BBC for 6 series of Fresh TV’s award-winning animated Total Drama franchise.
The BBC has joined Warner Bros. Discovery as co-commissioner of two brand new seasons of Total Drama Island (26 x 22’), currently in production and set to broadcast in the UK on CBBC and BBC iPlayer as well as in the US on Cartoon Network and HBO Max. Revisiting the original Total Drama format, Total Drama Island will introduce an updated cast of quirky, iconic teen contestants facing hard core competition, brutal eliminations in action-filled adventures and more drama than ever before!
The agreement also includes 182 episodes of library content including the seventh season from the franchise – Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race already available on BBC iPlayer and three seasons of Total Drama’s prequel, Total Dramarama, aimed at 6-11 year olds and set in a daycare with original teen characters aged down to troublesome toddlers!
First launched in 2007, Total Drama Island was the first animated reality series for tweens. Taking reality TV to the next level with insane competitions, major intrigues and brutally honest confessionals led to record ratings on Cartoon Network in the US and around the world. Six additional seasons and three spin-off series later, Total Drama is a multi-award-winning franchise which continues to air successfully delighting and entertaining fans of all ages.
Created by Tom McGillis and Jennifer Pertsch, Total Drama is produced by award-winning Canadian producer Fresh TV and distributed internationally by CAKE.
BBC’s commitment is an exciting step in the Total Drama journey. A great home for the series in the UK, we look forward to introducing a new generation to the backstabbing, scheming and sabotage that is Total Drama!Ed Galton, CEO at CAKE