Darrall Macqueen has won a major commission from CBeebies for a second season of its hit pre-school series Waffle The Wonder Dog.
The deal will see a further 30 11-minute episodes (including a Christmas special) hit screens in 2019. The series run is already in production.
Cheryl Taylor, head of content for BBC Children’s has commissioned the show for CBeebies in the UK. Michael Towner is executive producer for CBeebies, along side Darrall Macqueen’s Maddy Darrall and Billy Macqueen.
Aimed at four to seven year olds, the first series of the comedy drama premiered on CBeebies earlier this year, consistently winning its slot and chalking up over 20 million views on BBC iPlayer.
Cheryl Taylor says: “Waffle the Wonder Dog is a pitch perfect comedy drama for under sevens. The series has hit the ground running on CBeebies – delighting families and their pets with its warm tone and hilarious storylines. Waffle is already a firm favourite with us all – such a clever dog.”
Billy Macqueen adds: “The tales of Waffle The Wonder Dog are full of fun and emotion and we are excited to be bringing more of his capers to Waffle’s fans. The serialised storyline featuring a blended family has resonated with our target audience and we are thrilled that the first series has been such a hit with viewers on both CBeebies and iPlayer.”
The focus for series two is beyond the home and on Waffle’s ardent desire to be allowed to go to school along with Evie who has just started Reception and Doug who is in year six.
The commission of the second season follows the recent appointment of Golden Bear as master toy partner with a brand new range of plush toys launching in Q4 2018.