NICKELODEON TURNS ON THE CHARM WITH "THE OTHER KINGDOM," NEW LIVE-ACTION SERIES PREMIERING SUNDAY, APRIL 10, AT 7 P.M. ET/PT
Santa Monica, Calif. - March 22, 2016 - Nickelodeon will bring together a world of mythical creatures, magical beings and high school teens with the premiere of The Other Kingdom, on Sunday, April 10, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT). The live-action series (20 eps) follows the journey of Fairy Princess Astral (Esther Zynn), who has to choose between being a fairy princess or becoming human, as she is set to inherit the crown of her royal kingdom of Athenia. Nickelodeon will air two new episodes of The Other Kingdom back to back on Sunday nights, beginning at 7 p.m. (ET/PT). Click here to check out a sneak peek.
Leaving her fairy world behind to pursue her ultimate dream of life as a mortal, Astral's adventures begin when she enrolls into Theseus High School as a freshmen exchange student. With the help of her new friends Tristan (Callan Potter), Morgan (Celina Martin) and Devon (Taylor Adams), and magical spells and fairy dust, her journey through human teen-dom is full of laughs, self-discovery and romance, until a sinister plot threatens the fate of her fairy kingdom. With her time in the human world running out, she is torn between saving her homeland and choosing her new life---and she only has 90 days to decide.
The Other Kingdom is created and executive produced by Thomas W. Lynch (Make It Pop) and produced by DHX Media, with Steven DeNure and Anne Loi of DHX Media also serving as executive producers.
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DHX Media Ltd. (www.dhxmedia.com) is a key player internationally in the production, distribution, broadcast and licensing of entertainment content for children and families. Owner of the world's largest independent library of kids' and family content, at more than 11,500 half-hours, DHX Media is recognized globally for such brands as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Make It Pop, Slugterra and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise. DHX Media is comprised of four main business units: DHX Studios creates high-quality original entertainment at its Vancouver and Halifax animation studios, its Toronto live-action studio, and in working with top international producers; DHX Distribution is a major provider of content to the global market; DHX Television, home to the Family suite of channels, is dedicated to delivering best-in-class programming to Canadian families; and DHX Brands specializes in creating, building and managing high-profile global entertainment brands within the children's and young-adult markets. DHX Media also owns the full-service international licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group Ltd. (CPLG), which represents numerous entertainment, sport and design brands. DHX Media has offices in 15 cities worldwide, including Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Munich, Amsterdam and Beijing. The Company is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol DHXM, and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols DHX.A and DHX.B.
About The Tom Lynch Company:
The Tom Lynch Company is one of the few independent production companies still inspired and driven by the signature voice of its creator, who continues to abide by his original mantra: "Illuminate the magic of the human experience." Tom Lynch, founder and CEO, has been working as a creative, innovative television writer/producer for over three decades. During that time he has created, written, directed and produced some of the most successful television shows in the world for the youth-centered demographic. From live-action comedies, to animated musicals, to reality-based variety shows, to one-hour dramas, Lynch has always worked to create inspiring content. Lynch began his career as a rock-n-roll producer on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert. He has an extensive roster of creating television hits to his credit, including the Nickelodeon smash-hit musical series Make It Pop, which just aired its second season in 2016, The Troop, The Secret World of Alex Mack, Caitlin's Way and The Journey of Allen Strange. Lynch's other series include the Daytime Emmy Award-winning Kids Incorporated, the Writers Guild of America Award-winning South of Nowhere, the Daytime Emmy Award-nominated Scout's Safari, which was set and filmed on location in South Africa, and the Primetime Emmy Award-winning animated series Class of 3000, co-created with Andre Benjamin of OutKast. Lynch also produced documentary Piece of Mind about graffiti artists in Los Angeles.
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