Cartoon Network EMEA has commissioned a fourth and fifth season of hit animated show The Amazing World of Gumball.
The network has commissioned 40 x 22 minute episodes for seasons four and five, both set to air in 2015.
Produced in the UK, the animated sitcom now airs on Turner channels in 126 countries and has picked up five BAFTA’s since debuting in 2010.
“The Amazing World of Gumball is one of the few animated family sitcoms for kids that offers a warm hearted, sweet and surreal child-like perspective on everyday life in a way that kids and their families can relate to," said Patricia Hidalgo, senior vice president and chief content & creative officer kids, Turner Broadcasting System EMEA.
"Gumball’s funny storylines, great characters and unique visual style continues to resonate strongly with audiences around the world.
"With two seasons having already aired in 126 countries and the third season about to start to roll out globally, we are extremely proud to be commissioning a further two seasons out of our CN studios here in the UK that will surely add to the success of this great IP.”
Now in its second season in the UK, The Amazing World of Gumball combines live action with 2D and 3D animation to chart the adventures of the fearless blue cat Gumball, and his family, The Watterson’s.
“This is great news," said Ben Bocquelet, creator of The Amazing World of Gumball.
"I’m very much looking forward to working with our fantastic team for two more seasons of The Amazing World of Gumball.
"We have big plans for the show and are already preparing new episodes. I would like to thank Cartoon Network for being a company that truly supports their shows and artists and also to apologise in advance to my family for all the jokes that will be made at their expense.”
Season three of The Amazing World of Gumball will launch in the UK in September 2014.