From a media release:
Aircraft Pictures(2018 Academy AwardÂ®and Golden Globe Award-nominated producers of the animated feature film The Breadwinner) in association with Cloudco Entertainment (creators and producers of Care Bears: Unlock the Magic)announced today that leading US premium streaming service Hulu has commissioned a second season ofÂ the original live-action series Holly Hobbie. Production on the 10-episode order is currently underway in Toronto, with the second season slated to debut on Hulu later this year and on Family Channel in Canada.
Holly HobbieÂ is a modern revival of the classic, girlsâ€™ character brand which was hugely popular in the 1970s and 80s.Â The series centres on 14-year-old Holly Hobbie, played by Ruby Jay (Tangled: The Series and CBSâ€™s upcoming primetime comedy The Unicorn),a small-town girl with a big heart and even bigger dreams. Hollyâ€™s a singer-songwriter who saves her grandmotherâ€™s Calico CafÃ© by starting open mic nights and performing original songs to bring her community together. Â Hollyâ€™s world â€“ and her songwriting â€“ evolves in Season 2 as Holly is cast in a musical Â but clashes with its challenging director (Jake Epstein; Degrassi: The Next Class and Designated Survivor), and sparks fly with the arrival of the talented Oscar (Tomaso Sanelli; TitansÂ and Suits), a contemporary of Hollyâ€™s who is also a potential music rivalÂ andÂ crush.
The season 2 order comes on the heels of an announcement from the Warner Music Group securing the rights to the original music from both seasons of the series and its June 21strelease of the first single from the show, â€œBe The Changeâ€. The show premiered last autumn on Hulu in the US as a Hulu Original Series, and Family Channel in Canada. CBBC, the leading childrenâ€™s channel in the UK, will launch the showâ€™s Season 1 this summer with additional market debuts set to be announced shortly including another major market, France.
Holly HobbieÂ is produced by Aircraft Pictures (The Breadwinner, Bruno & Boots: This Can’t Be Happening at Macdonald Hall) in association with Cloudco Entertainment (Care Bears: Unlock The Magic, Tinpo) and Wexworks Media (D.N.Ace, Paw Patrol) with the financial participation of the Shaw Rocket Fund.Â Sarah Glinski (Degrassi: Next Class, Degrassi: The Next Generation) returns as showrunner.