New series is set to air in early 2017.

Hotel Transylvania TV series in the works from Nelvana

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana is developing an animated TV series based on Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania franchise.

Focusing on the teenage years of Dracula’s daughter Mavis, the new series is set to air in early 2017.

“We’re excited to be entering into a new relationship with Sony Pictures Animation to extend the world of Hotel Transylvania into a new TV series,” said Colin Bohm, vice president, head of Corus Kids.

“The hilarious characters and clever premise of Hotel Transylvania set the stage for endless story possibilities.”

Kristine Belson, president of Sony Pictures Animation added: “Audiences have embraced the world and characters of Hotel Transylvania, so we are thrilled to be partnering with Nelvana to take them on new adventures, expanding on the teenage years of Mavis and her friends at the world-famous monster five star resort!”

Rick Mischel, executive producer at Sony Pictures Animation, said: “Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana is a perfect creative partner and we look forward to sharing more Hotel Transylvania monster laughs with fans of all ages.”

Distribution for the Hotel Transylvania TV series will be handled by Sony Pictures Television in the US, while Nelvana Enterprises will distribute the series outside of the US.

Sony Pictures Animation reserves global licenses for toys, games and publishing.

For all other categories, Sony Pictures Animation reserves U.S. rights and Corus will hold international rights.

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