Big Bad Boo Studios has announced that season 3 of the animated series "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. 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.
"16 Hudson" 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 series is currently airing in five languages internationally on Amazon Prime Video, RTP Portugal, Discovery Kids, Oznoz and Vme Kids.