Mr Bean back for third animated series

Tiger Aspect Productions, part of Endemol Shine Group has announced a third series of Mr Bean The Animated Series heading to CITV and Turner’s Boomerang in 2019.

Legendary British comedian Rowan Atkinson will reprise his role as the quirky character and will continue to be involved in the creative direction of the show. The 26 x 11’ run will see Mr Bean and Teddy embark on new adventures, making new friends and getting into mischief along the way.

“We are extremely excited to be starting the third animated series of Mr Bean," said Ben Cavey, MD of Tiger Aspect Productions.

"The global and enduring appeal of the character continues to grow and grow, and we are very happy to continue to help more and more children and families discover the unique source of comedy and joy that is Mr Bean.”

Cathy Payne, CEO of Endemol Shine International added: “Mr Bean has continued to enthral audiences around the world, we can’t wait to see what great adventures Mr Bean and Teddy undertake in this new season.”

Mr Bean is a global sensation, broadcast in 195 territories with over 25 years in continual distribution. The brand has also seen phenomenal digital growth. Recently overtaking the likes of Taylor Swift and Harry Potter, Mr Bean is now the number 1 entertainment brand on Facebook with over 77 million fans, growing on average by 200,000 fans per week.

Tiger Aspect’s Head of Kids and Animation Tom Beattie will series produce with Katherine Senior executive producer, also of Tiger Aspect Productions, part of the Endemol Shine Group. Dave Osborne (Nexo Knights) will direct the series. Universal Pictures is Home Entertainment distributor for all the Mr Bean series.

In 2017 in the UK, Mr Bean The Animated Series exceeded the CITV channel average by 79% and on ITV it increased the slot’s 16-34 viewers by 43 per cent.

Darren Nartey, programme acquisitions executive for ITV said, “We’re excited that Mr Bean will be expanding his presence on CITV. He is an iconic British character who resonates with our audience, and they will be delighted to see more of his antics”.

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