DHX Media brings Deadtime Stories to UK screens on CITV

Billy Langsworthy

By Billy Langsworthy

November 1st 2013 at 10:22AM
DHX Media brings Deadtime Stories to UK screens on CITV

US show based on a book series that has sold more than two million copies

DHX Media has licensed the UK free-to-air TV rights to live action series Deadtime Stories (10x30’) to CITV.

Deadtime Stories is a live action kids and tweens programme starring Jennifer Stone of Wizards of Waverly Place.

She stars as a babysitter tells a new chilling chapter of her spooky story collection in each episode.

“We are very excited to have secured Deadtime Stories for broadcast on CITV," said Jamila Metran, head of programming for CITV.

"The spooky live action series has proved to be internationally popular and we believe CITV is the perfect UK home for the programme.”

The show, based on a book series that has sold more than two million copies, debuted in the US earlier this month on Nickelodeon.

“Deadtime Stories is an eerily good live action series with a strong literary history and a creative team with an impressive track record," said Josh Scherba, SVP distribution at DHX Media.

"It is performing supernaturally well on Nickelodeon in the US and we anticipate it will similarly captivate UK fans...just don’t watch it in the dark.”