Digby Dragon to return to Channel 5’s Milkshake! In 2019

Channel 5’s Milkshake! Has commissioned Blue Zoo to produce a second series of Digby Dragon.

Returning to TV screens in 2019, the show is based on the original work from Sally Hunter (Humphery’s Corner).

The series will have its premiere first on the Channel 5 preschool block, before heading to Nick Jr., which is also part of Viacom International Media Networks.

Since launching on Milkshake! in February 2017, the show has reached 8.3 million viewers on Channel 5’s popular preschool block.

The first series follows dragon-in-training Digby and his colourful friends as they embark on adventures in Applecross Wood, learning how to overcome their fears and doubts using courage and determination.

Series two sees Digby lead his friends on new quests to adventurous places, where they rise to the challenges that unfold. The world feels a much larger place, and the young audience will be willing Digby and his friends along at every stage of their journey.

“Digby Dragon is a gorgeous series which has become beloved by our audience. It’s a true UK success story, charming viewers around the world and we are so proud to be commissioning the second series and continuing the Milkshake! legacy of investing in great British content,” commented Alison Bakunowich, SVP and General Manager Nickelodeon and Milkshake!

“The show has been phenomenal to work on and adored by children worldwide. We knew the combination of ambitious animation and positive, heartwarming storytelling would capture the imagination of preschoolers and their parents, and this show demonstrates that,” added Adam Shaw, Co-Founder, Blue Zoo.

26 brand new adventures will be produced in total, with Nick Jr. UK and Milkshake! broadcasting in the UK, and Viacom broadcasting in Latin America and Australia.

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