From a media release:
International award-winning producer marblemedia and long established television powerhouse Omnifilm Entertainment today announced they are joining forces to develop their newest scripted series, The Odyssey.
The Odyssey â€” a fun and suspenseful adventure with a tone reminiscent of the classic adventure comedy The Goonies â€” will be adapted by the award-winning showrunners Simon Racioppa and Richard Elliott (Fangbone, My Babysitterâ€™s a Vampire), who are also currently creating and writing an original one-hour pilot for Robert Kirkmanâ€™s Skybound Entertainment (The Walking Dead).
The Odyssey is an adventure comedy series about a group of kids who wake up to find themselves in a mysterious forest called Downworld â€” without knowing why they are there or how to get home. With no adults to guide them, the kids quickly learn how to take care of themselves as well as each other and to enjoy this curious and exciting world while they continue to search for a way home.
With an ensemble cast, featuring characters from around the world, some kids will find their way home while new kids will arrive in Downworld â€” creating an evolving cast of characters. Downworld is a wondrous place with traffic lights in a forest, an awesome hideout, a swimming pond and a monster, Mr. Mask, whose powers are derived from the kidsâ€™ own fears.
marblemediaâ€™s Carrie Paupst Shaughnessy, Vice President of Scripted, will be working together with Brian Hamilton, Partner and Executive Producer, Omnifilm Entertainment, to bring this project to life. A robust digital presence will also be created to support the adventures of The Odyssey which will be produced by marblemediaâ€™s award-winning interactive team.
International sales will be handled by Distribution360, a marblemedia company.