SLR Productions has commenced development on the television adaptation of Alice-Miranda, the bestselling Australian children’s book series from author Jacqueline Harvey.
Along with partner ZDF Enterprises, SLR Productions will develop the Alice-Miranda books into a 26 x half hour animated drama-comedy television series aimed at six to nine years olds.
The original 14 part book series has sold 650,000 copies locally, and has been published in over 80 countries including the UK, North America, Indonesia, Turkey and Brazil.
Nine will be the local broadcaster.
“This is the first time SLR has optioned a book property under the banner of the newly formed Penguin Random House and it is an honour to be working with the very talented Australian author, Jacqueline Harvey and the publishing team," said SLR Productions’ CEO and executive producer Suzanne Ryan.
"The Alice-Miranda TV series will focus on friendship, fun, mystery and intrigue.”
Series author Harvey called it “a huge thrill to know that Alice-Miranda and her friends are destined to reach an even broader audience around the world via a television series."
The stories pivot around Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones, a young girl who, at the age of ten, has organised her own early entry into boarding school along with her cheeky pony, Bonaparte. She’s the youngest girl ever to attend Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies.
SLR Productions is behind shows such as Guess How Much I Love You; The Skinner Boys –Guardians of the Lost Secrets; Lexi and Lottie – Trusty Twin Detectives and the Emmy Award winning animated series I Got a Rocket.