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Big Bad Boo's 16 Hudson renewed for season two
(01/15/2019)

The 2D-animated series from the Vancouver-based prodco will return for a second season with fresh digital media extras.

TVOKids, Knowledge Kids and CBC Radio-Canada have renewed Vancouver, Canada-based Big Bad Boo Studios' animated preschool series 16 Hudson for a second season (39 x seven minutes).

Following the adventures of a group of neighbors who live in a big-city building, the show was greenlit last August by the three Canadian broadcasters and ICI Televison's Oznoz. ICI Television and the Shaw Rocket Fund also support the project as partners.

The first season of 16 Hudson included holiday specials to celebrate Chinese New Year, Diwali and Persian New Year; three digital storybooks; and three online games on TVOKids.org and 16hudson.com. For season two, three episodes of the show will air exclusively on TVOKids website, and Big Bad Boo plans to develop new games.

16 Hudson is the first preschool show of its kind to feature a main character with two dads and lead characters that are Iranian and Chinese, according to a press release issued by Big Bad Boo. In 2015, TVO inked a deal with the studio to develop the series. Several major channels are negotiating to secure international rights to the series, with more announcements set to follow shortly.

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