TV-Loonland pre-school property begins filming new series for Five's Milkshake.
TV-Loonland and The Illuminated Film Company are to produce a third season of popular pre-school show, Little Princess.
Commissioned by Five's Milkshake block, the new series will consist of 35 episodes and will introduce a number of new characters and locations.
The new additions mean that a total of 104 episodes will be airing across the globe from 2010.
The celebrity cast of Jane Horrocks and Julian Clary will be joined by British film actor Brian Blessed, who will play Great Uncle Walter. The character debuted in the Little Princess winter special, A Merry Little Christmas.
"On any long running series, the strength of the story telling is crucial," said Iain Harvey, producer at the Illuminated Film Company. "We are blessed with a wonderful and imaginative team of writers that will ensure our Little Princess will go from strength to strength."
Olivier Dumont, MD at TV-Loonland, added: "Given the proven brand value of Little Princess to date and the continued strong support from Five by commissioning a third series, there was absolutely no doubt about our involvement in the production of a third season."