Carolyn Taylor (Baroness Von Sketch Show) set to guest star and newcomer
Danté Prince will co-star alongside series regulars in the new season which will feature singing and dancing with all original music
Blue Ant International has acquired the worldwide rights to season 3 (outside of Canada). The series is sold to more than 125 territories worldwide
Produced by award-winning LoCo Motion Productions in association with Broken Compass Films
Toronto (July 13, 2021) – Award-winning producer LoCo Motion Pictures is proud to announce that production on the third season of its CBC Gem original scripted tween series Detention Adventure commenced on July 5th in Toronto. In addition, Blue Ant International has secured the worldwide distribution rights to the third season of the series (outside of Canada).
In the new season, Carolyn Taylor (Baroness Von Sketch Show) will guest star in five episodes and up-and-coming singer, dancer and actor Danté Prince has been tapped to co-star as “Dash” alongside returning series regulars Simone Miller Castoro-Qualizza as “Raign Westrook,” Tomaso Sanelli as “Brett Austin,” Alina Prijono as “Joy Jayadi,” Jack Fulton as “Norman ‘Hulk’ Bean,” Lilly Bartlam as “Kelly Darnell,” Andrew Moodie as “Principal Lounsberry,” Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll as “Coach Rod,” and Stacey McGunnigle as “Miss Marner.” Benjamin Ayres will also return as a guest star as “Bruno Black.”
“We set out to create a tween series that offers a true co-viewing experience for families with jokes for both parents and kids. We’re proud to have accomplished that and more in this show,” said Lauren Corber, Executive Producer and President of LoCo Motion Pictures. “We’re looking forward to bringing the team back together as well as welcoming our newcomers Carolyn and Danté to this exciting new season featuring more pranks, original songs and fun clues to uncover.”
In season 3, the Detention Adventure Team is at it again working to uncover the secret hidden in Lawren Harris’ painting given to them by none other than Principal Lounsberry. Their investigation is interrupted after learning they will be spending one of their final weeks of school at Island School! Unimpressed when Island School proves to be a dilapidated camp, the kids soon realize that the camp is more than it appears and might just hold the answers they’re looking for. With the help of the charismatic new art school student, Dash, the team explores what Lawren Harris’ painting could mean through different art forms while forging new bonds with their fellow Island School students. But with the crew heading off to high school, does growing up mean growing apart?
“The third season of Detention Adventure will give kids and families around the world the chance to follow this smart and captivating cast of characters as they embark on a new and exciting mystery,” said Solange Attwood, EVP, Blue Ant International. “This award-winning series combines humor and friendship with learning and adventure in a fun and thrilling storyline that is universally appealing to buyers.”
Co-created by Joe Kicak and Carmen Albano, Detention Adventure is written by Kicak, Albano, Lisa Rose Snow, Jay Vaidya and Cassie Cao. The series is executive produced by Lauren Corber, Kicak and Albano. Ryan West is producer. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Entertainment, Factual and Sports; Trish Williams is Executive Director, Scripted Content; Marie McCann is Senior Director, Children’s Content; Zach Feldberg is Head of YA Digital Originals; and Mélanie Lê Phan is Executive in Charge of Production.
Detention Adventure launched in 2019 as CBC’s first original kids scripted series for CBC Gem. Since then, the series has received numerous awards and accolades including Kidscreen Award winner for Best Web/App Series: Kid and CSA winner for Best Writing, Children’s & Youth and Best Original Music. Blue Ant International has licensed the first two seasons of the series to platforms in more than 125 territories, including the US, the UK, Ireland, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, Latin America, the Nordics and Hong Kong.
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About LoCo Motion Pictures:
LoCo Motion Pictures is an independent production and distribution company based in Toronto. Founded in 2015 by award-winning producer, Lauren Corber, LoCo has a track-record of successfully collaborating with creators to produce bold and compelling audience-driven content. With a focus on digital storytelling, LoCo takes a non-traditional approach to content creation, pushing boundaries and telling stories to underserved audiences.
Since its inception, LoCo has produced two seasons of the award-winning comedy series My 90-Year-Old Roommate, two seasons of International Emmy-nominated comedy series How to Buy a Baby, and three seasons of Kidscreen Award winning action/adventure children’s series, Detention Adventure, and the 80’s-set comedy series The Communist’s Daughter, all CBC Gem Originals.
About Blue Ant International
Blue Ant International is a leading worldwide distributor of high-quality, creative content that engages audiences worldwide and across multiple platforms. The company offers a full-service approach to production partners with sales operations in London, Toronto and Los Angeles. Blue Ant International has a growing slate of over 4,000 hours of premium content, including distinctive series and formats in five key genres including factual entertainment, specialist factual, high-impact documentaries, kids and family, and scripted. Blue Ant International also has one of the world’s largest offerings of 4K natural history content. Blue Ant International is a division of Blue Ant Media.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic and Chinese, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.