Zodiak Kids Studios entered a co-development deal with Coolabi Group to adapt the book series Sea Quest into an action-adventure CGI TV series.

April 6, 2018

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Television adaptation of best-selling kids’ books will be showcases at MIP.

Zodiak Kids Studios has entered a co-development deal with Coolabi Group to adapt the successful book series Sea Quest into a new action-adventure CGI TV series for 6- to 11-year-olds.

The Sea Quest brand is owned by Coolabi Group and is a spin-off of the Beast Quest book franchise. Sea Quest was launched in 2013 in the U.K. and more than 20 books have been released to-date, with sales reaching more than half a million copies.

“Sea Quest is one of the jewels in our portfolio of successful international book series, and we are convinced it will engage fans on television in the same way as it has as a book," says Jeremy Banks, chief executive officer, Coolabi Group. "We are delighted to be working with Zodiak Kids Studios to bring this ambition to fruition.”

The TV series will follow the central premise of the books where 12-year-old Max and his friend Lia, a member of a legendary race of undersea beings, race to save Max’s father and stop an evil professor, who unleashes gigantic sea creatures in his bid for undersea domination.

Zodiak will showcase the initial concepts, alongside animation partner Factory, next week at MIPCOM.

"There’s a wealth of material in the franchise that will make brilliant story arcs for television, and which will engage with audiences who are crying out for new adventure driven shows,” says Michael Carrington, chief executive officer, Zodiak Kids Studios. 

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