Shaftesbury Sales Company, the distribution arm of leading production company Shaftesbury, today announced that Starz Entertainment in the United States has acquired both seasons of its popular “Connor Undercover” live action adventure series for kids (39 x 30 minutes).
This is the third title that Starz has acquired from Shaftesbury’s award-winning kids and family slate, following the two previously announced acquisitions of the made-for-television movie Vacation with Derek and tween series “Baxter.” “Connor Undercover” and “Baxter” will premiere on the Starz Kids & Family channel on March 1, and Vacation with Derek will make its debut on the same channel on March 6.
“Adding these stellar titles from Shaftesbury greatly enhances the new direction we’re taking with Starz Kids & Family, our exceptional niche channel,” said Keenan Young, director programming acquisitions for Starz.
Co-produced by Shaftesbury and Heroic Film Company, “Connor Undercover” follows the adventures of 15-year-old spy buff Connor Heath (Max Morrow), whose life is kicked into overdrive when Gisela Calicos (Lola Tash), the first daughter of the leader of a small island nation, is sent to live with his family to escape political danger at home. Intrigue and mystery follow Gisela wherever she goes, so Connor soon finds life imitating his favorite action movies with bodyguards, spies, helicopters and chase scenes part of each day. Somewhere between sports rallies and homework assignments, Connor and Gisela must scheme to figure out the mystery that’s taken over their lives – if they can only learn how to get along first.