Major new children's fantasy drama to film in North East

Posted: 3rd February 2012

Wolfblood, a new 13x30 minutes children’s fantasy drama series, will be filmed on location in the North East of England over the coming months after receiving support from Northern Film & Media’s Production Service.

The show tells the story of Maddy Smith, who seems like an ordinary girl on Tyneside. However, Maddy hides an array of extraordinary supernatural powers endowed on her as a result of being a Wolfblood. Wolfbloods have supposedly lived on Tyneside (and elsewhere) for centuries and have an ability to camouflage their powers. When a new boy called Rhydian turns up at school, Maddy’s world gets a lot more complicated, such is the angst of being a teenage Wolfblood.

The show, which will be filmed in and around Rowlands Gill in Tyne & Wear, will air later this year. The drama was commissioned by BBC Children’s controller Damian Kavanagh and is a co-production between CBBC and ZDF/ZDFE. Wolfblood was created by Debbie Moon and will be produced by Foz Allan.  Gina Cronk and Alan Fairholm have been named executive producer and line producer respectively.

“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,” said Kavanagh.

“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.”

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