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International premiere of new tween series “Wolfblood” at MIPCOM

Atmospheric half-hour series coproduced by CBBC, ZDF and ZDF Enterprises


Mainz, 3rd September 2012.

The evocative, atmospheric new live-action series “Wolfblood” (26 x 26’ HD) for kids aged 8 to 12 is getting ready for its international launch at this year’s TV industry trade fair MIPCOM in Cannes from 8 to 11 October. Coproduced by CBBC, ZDF and ZDF Enterprises, it is already poised to capture the attention of millions of young fans around the world. ZDF Enterprises holds all worldwide distribution rights outside the UK.

The adventure series revolves around wolfbloods, who are neither completely wolves nor completely humans, but can shift between the two forms more or less at will. Wolfbloods also have great powers, such as super speed, strength and senses.

The heroine is Maddy Smith (played by Aimee Kelly), a wolfblood teen living with her parents in a small rural town. Just as Maddy is getting ready for her first transformation, a new boy, Rhydian Morris (Bobby Lockwood), starts at her school – only he doesn’t know he is a wolfblood .  Maddy helps Rhydian learn to fit in and keep his secret while helps Maddy master her first challenge, but after that, she’s got to learn to control her powers on her own. Rhydian, meanwhile, has to cope with his mother, a “wild” Wolfblood who wants her son to roam free as a wolf.

For both Maddy and Rhydian, the main question is “As we grow up, how do we know who we should be?” The storylines reflect ordinary teenage life but with the added distinction of having the protagonists cope with being a shape-shifting wolfblood. This also means finding out whom you can trust with your secret, and how to fit into everyday life at home and school when you’re different.

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About ZDF Enterprises

Founded in 1993, ZDF Enterprises GmbH is the wholly-owned subsidiary and commercial arm of ZDF German Television Network, one of Europe's largest and most respected broadcasters. Headquartered in Mainz, Germany, ZDF Enterprises is responsible for the development, production and global distribution of quality original programming. The company is also responsible for all program acquisitions and international co-productions on behalf of the network, and acquires programming for world-wide distribution. Its vast program library ranks as the largest in the German  language. The extensive catalogue includes television movies and mini-series, drama series and comedies, documentaries, family entertainment and children's programming. ZDF Enterprises also oversees all licensing and merchandising activities based on its high-profile programs, including book and music publishing and the licensing of its program properties in all key product categories. Committed to the future, ZDF Enterprises has embarked on numerous New Media initiatives, ranging from opportunities within the burgeoning e-commerce industry to the creation of themed edutainment dimensions featuring the recognized program brands with which ZDF has become synonymous.

Contact ZDF Enterprises

Christine Denilauler (Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications), Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1, D-55127 Mainz/Germany, tel.: +49 6131-9911130, fax: +49 6131-9912130, e-mail: christine.denilauler@zdf-enterprises.de, www.zdf-enterprises.de.

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Christine Denilauler

Christine Denilauler

Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications

Phone
+49 (0) 6131 / 991–1130
Fax
+49 (0) 6131 / 991–2130
E-Mail
christine.denilauler@zdf-enterprises.de
Address
ZDF Enterprises GmbH
Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1
55127 Mainz | Germany