CITV commissions 52 new episodes of Horrid Henry

CITV has commissioned a fourth series of Novel Entertainment’s successful children’s show, Horrid Henry.

The 52 brand new episodes now brings the total number of programmes to 208, making Horrid Henry one of the biggest animated children’s shows ever in the UK.

Broadcast of the brand new episodes is slated for later this year.

The three times BAFTA nominated show has enjoyed success on CITV while the brand has been extended to include film, stage, radio and online as well as a licensing and merchandising programme.

Jamila Metran, head of programming, CITV, said: "We are looking forward to working with Novel Entertainment to bring new episodes of Horrid Henry to our screens.

"He’s a perfect fit for CITV so we can’t wait for the new series to launch later this year."

Mike Watts, co-producer for Novel Entertainment, added: "CITV continues to show great support for Horrid Henry as they have done for the past eight years, and it is editing to be producing 52 brand new episodes of the much loved show.

"We are genuinely thrilled that Horrid Henry continues to engage with fans new and old."

Distribution partner Zodiak Rights has recently secured a range of new and returning broadcasting deals for the property which to date has been bought by networks across the globe including Cartoon Network, ZDF Germany, RTE Eire, Mediacorp Singapore, RUV Iceland, NRK Norway and more. 

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