CBBC has announced an exciting new children’s fantasy drama series, which will be filmed on location in the North East of England in the coming months.
The brand new programme, Wolfblood, which will be filmed in and around Rowlands Gill in Tyne and Wear for three months from the end of February, will be a series of 13 half-hour episodes and will air later this year.
Created by Debbie Moon, the new series tells the story of Maddy Smith, who seems like an ordinary girl – but things are not what they seem. She can hear ultrasound, pick out a scent from a mile away and see in the dark. She’s faster and stronger than she appears, her senses are razor-sharp – and every full moon she has to lock her parents in the cellar. Maddy is a wolfblood. The show is set in a world where wolfbloods have lived amongst us for centuries, disguising their abilities and blending in. When new boy Rhydian turns up at school her world gets a lot more complicated...
Damian Kavanagh, Controller, CBBC, commissioned the programme. He said: “We’re always looking for programmes which bring something new to the channel for our audience to enjoy, and Wolfblood is a really exciting concept and one I believe will capture the imagination of our viewers. CBBC has always had a strong record of producing acclaimed children’s dramas and with such a strong team working on this show, I can’t wait to see the end result.”
“We’ve filmed in the North East many times, including most recently for the Tracy Beaker Returns series, and it’s great to be back – we’re looking forward to getting started!” added Gina Cronk, Executive Producer of Wolfblood.
Wolfblood is a co-production between CBBC and ZDF/ZDFE.