Amazon to debut first live action kids' original series
| 29 October 2014
Amazon is planning the premiere of its first original live-action kids' series aimed at children aged six through 11: Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street.
The first green lit project from its open-door pilot submissions process, the series is created by pre-school teacher and first-time writer David Anaxagoras, and executive produced by Oscar winner Luke Matheny (God of Love). It will debut on 21 November 2014.
Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street will follow Gortimer, a kid fiercely loyal to his best friends and family, as he embarks with Ranger and Mel on magical exploits triggered by their thirst for adventure. The upcoming season will bring the trio together to help the unluckiest kid on Normal Street, solve a mystery before a spooky spirit turns them into ghost stories, undertake a scavenger hunt through town to find the fabled lost treasure of Normal Street, and outsmart fate after some alarming advice from a fortune teller.
Amazon Prime members already have access to the first episode, with additional episodes to debut on Prime Instant in the US. It will also be available as part of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, the all-you-can-eat subscription service designed for kids that is available exclusively on Amazon Fire TV devices and Fire tablets.
"We're thrilled to bring to our customers something exceptional and truly distinctive in today's kids' landscape," said Tara Sorensen, head of kids' programming at Amazon Studios. "Luke and David have fully realized a nostalgic and cinematic adventure series that organically blurs the line between imagination and reality, which will resonate remarkably with kids and families."