VANCOUVER, 31 January 2022 – New year, new themes! Season 3 of 16 Hudson is set to launch on major Canadian pubcasters later this year with the theme of “home”. The new episodes explore what “home” means to Lili, Sam, Eddie, and Amala, and launched in French and English with major commissioners TVOKids, SRC Radio-Canada, TFO, and Knowledge kids.
The hit preschool plus series will feature a 3-episode arc where each family visits their ancestral homes. Special trips are planned to India, China, and Vancouver Island. For Lili, who is unable to travel, she connects with her grandfather and tours Iran virtually. “These are very special episodes because they speak to the heart of 16 Hudson. Home means so many things to so many people. Home can be a person, a place or things and our kids explore the importance of cherishing their past and valuing each other in the present,” says series creator and showrunner, Shabnam Rezaei. “This is a very Canadian story.”
Helmed by Suzanne Bolch and John May, the gender-balanced writing team once again tapped into a diverse team of creatives from various cultural backgrounds to tell authentic stories. They include Leonard Chan, Taylor Annisette, and Ravi Steve Khajuria. In addition to this, the team is producing five new episodes of 16 Hudson ER, serving as Health, Hygiene and Safety PSAs initiated during Covid. These five shorts will focus on water and road safety.
The show has gained international recognition with significant Awards and nominations. This October, 16 Hudson won in the Mipcom Diversify TV Award in Cannes, France, up against Disney and the BBC. The show also won 2 Leo Awards in 2021 for Best Series and Best Writing, with 3 nominations for writing, music and score. Prix Jeunesse just announced the show as a finalist in the preschool category as well as a nomination for the UNSECO Special Prize 2022.
The series is currently airing in five languages internationally on Amazon Prime Video, RTP Portugal, Discovery Kids, Oznoz and Vme Kids.
About Big Bad Boo Studios
Based in New York and Vancouver, Big Bad Boo Studios is dedicated to producing quality family programming that is entertaining and educational. Shows include Hulu’s The Bravest Knight, 16 Hudson, Lili & Lola, Mixed Nutz, and 1001 Nights, which was nominated for 14 LEO awards with 5 wins. Big Bad Boo is currently producing ABC with Kenny G with TVOkids and developing Galapagos X as well as a series of digital games and apps. The company’s own streaming channel Oznoz provides cartoons in 10+ languages including classics such as Thomas and Friends, Bob the Builder, Babar and more. For info, visit www.bigbadboo.com and www.oznoz.com.