From a media release:
Aircraft Pictures(2018 Academy Award®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 of 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 Hobbie is a modern revival of the classic, girls’ character brand which was hugely popular in the 1970s and 80s. The series centres on 14-year-old Holly Hobbie, played by Ruby Jay (Tangled: The Series and CBS’s upcoming primetime comedy The Unicorn),a small-town girl with a big heart and even bigger dreams. Holly’s a singer-songwriter who saves her grandmother’s Calico Café by starting open mic nights and performing original songs to bring her community together. Holly’s world – and her songwriting – evolves in Season 2 as Holly is cast in a musical 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; Titans and Suits), a contemporary of Holly’s who is also a potential music rival and 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, “Be The Change”. The show premiered last autumn on Hulu in the US as a Hulu Original Series, and Family Channel in Canada. CBBC, the leading children’s channel in the UK, will launch the show’s Season 1 this summer with additional market debuts set to be announced shortly including another major market, France.
Holly Hobbie 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. Sarah Glinski (Degrassi: Next Class, Degrassi: The Next Generation) returns as showrunner.