The Famous Five on Stan – Stan today announced that part one of the brand new series The Famous Five will premiere this December, same day as the U.K., only on Stan.
Inspired by Enid Blyton’s children’s novels, which have sold 600 million copies around the world, The Famous Five offers a cinematic reimagination of the iconic stories for a modern audience in three 90-minute feature-length instalments.
Packed with epic adventures, the series follows five daring young explorers as they embark on treacherous and action-packed adventures, remarkable mysteries, unparalleled danger, and astounding secrets in an unforgettable odyssey that evokes the power of camaraderie between the fearless young heroes.
Starring as the five explorers are Diaana Babnicova (Don’t Breath 2) as George, Elliott Rose (The Northman) as Julian, Kit Rakusen (Stan Exclusive Series The Midwich Cuckoos) as Dick, and newcomer Flora Jacoby Richardson as Anne. Making up the fifth member is the gang’s faithful furry friend Kip, the Bearded Collie Cross playing Timmy the dog.
The Famous Five also stars Jack Gleeson (Game of Thrones, In The Land of the Saints and Sinners) as Wentworth, Ann Akinjirin (Moon Knight, I May Destroy You) as Fanny, James Lance (Ted Lasso, Bronson) as Quentin and Diana Quick (Father Brown, Forever Young, Houdini and Doyle) as Mrs Wentworth.
Across three instalments, The Famous Five will see the intrepid gang trapped by a cunning treasure hunter on an eerie deserted island, caught up in a fiendishly complicated secret service mission, and race to find a mysterious manuscript as the threat of war looms large. Friendship, fantasy and good old-fashioned fun combine in this dazzling take on the classic novels. Part one will premiere on Stan this December with parts two and three coming to screens in 2024.
A co-production between BBC and ZDF, the series will be executive produced by Nicolas Winding Refn (byNWR) & Matthew Read (Moonage Pictures) and is based on Enid Blyton’s 21 stories.
The series was commissioned by Sarah Muller, Senior Head of BBC Children’s Commissioning 7+ and the Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Amy Buscombe.
For ZDF, Frank Seyberth, Head of International Coproduction, is responsible for the series together with Katharina Kremling as Commissioning Editor.
The first episode is directed by Tim Kirkby (Fleabag, The Pentaverate) and produced by Moonage Pictures and byNWR Originals. Asim Abbasi (Churails, Cake, Count Abdulla) will direct the second episode and Bill Eagles (Beautiful Creatures, Gotham, Pennyworth) will direct the third episode. Episode one is written by Matthew Read, episode two is written by Priya K Dosanjh, with episode three written by Matthew Bouch and Matthew Read.
Executive Producers are Nicolas Winding Refn, Matthew Read, Will Gould, Frith Tiplady, Tim Kirkby, Christina Bostofte Erritzøe, Kimberly Willming and Matthew Bouch. Producer is Sophie MacClancy. BBC Studios, who have a minority stake in Moonage, will oversee international distribution.
The brand new series The Famous Five premieres this December, same day as the U.K., only on Stan.
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