CN Asia Pacific Plans First Global Series

Cartoon Network has started production on the first Asia Pacific-made series developed for global distribution–“Exchange Student Zero” and “Monster Beach.”

“Exchange Student Zero” (13x22), which tells the story of two boys who bring an anime character from a fantasy card game to life and pass him off as an exchange student, will be ready to air in 2015 worldwide.

“Since the very early days at Cartoon Network in Asia Pacific we have produced local content,” says Mark Eyers, chief content officer. ’ Exchange Student Zero’ confirms our continued commitment to producing exclusive and compelling creator-driven local content with export potential.”

Another new project in the pipeline is “Monster Beach” (1x70), an original TV special that will also be available internationally. The special follows two kids fighting to save an island from local monsters.