SLR Productions has given the go-ahead for a second series of the award winning pre-school animated series, Guess How Much I Love You - The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare.
The new episodes are exclusive to Australian broadcast partner ABC4Kids and the series will be internationally distributed by 9 Story Entertainment.
“We are so incredibly proud of the success of the first season of Guess How Much I Love You - The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare," said executive producer and CEO of SLR Productions, Suzanne Ryan.
"Not only has the series been broadcast in over 60 countries, it has become a cherished home brand for SLR Productions.
"It was a delight to work with KIKA and HR on the first season and I am thrilled to be working them again on the second season.It is also wonderful to have Australia’s ABC4Kids as our home broadcaster.
"9 Story Entertainment has done an incredible job of selling the first season to broadcasters worldwide and I am certain they will achieve the same success with the second season”.
The series is based on the bestselling book Guess How Much I Love You, published by The Walker Books Group and written by Sam McBratney and illustrated by Anita Jeram.
The book is published in 53 languages, sold 28 million copies globally and is celebrating its 20th anniversary later this year.
“KiKA is incredibly happy to be moving ahead on a second season of this signature program for the channel, partnering again with SLR Productions and HR-Hessischer Rundfunk of ARD as well as this time with Australia’s ABC4Kids," said Sebastian Debertin, head of fiction, acquisitions & co-productions of KI.KA-Der Kinderkanal.
Chris Rose, commissioning editor at ABC Children’s Television added: “The charming and classic appeal of the books has been expertly woven into the fabric of the television episodes of this series from SLR Productions.
"We’re delighted to be able to offer another 26 rich and engaging father and son stories to our young audience”.
Love will be the major theme of the second series and and each episode will have a particular season as its backdrop.