Production has kicked off on Exchange Student Zero, Cartoon Network's first Asia Pacific-made show being developed for worldwide distribution.
Exchange Student Zero, produced by Bogan Entertainment Solutions (BES), is about two boys who bring an anime-card-game character to life and tell people that he is an exchange student. The 13x22-minute program is scheduled for delivery in 2015. Another upcoming Cartoon Network project being made in the region is Monster Beach, an original TV special that will also be offered around the globe. The 70-minute BES production centers on surfing, frightening locals and two children fighting to save their worst nightmare.
"Since the very early days at Cartoon Network in Asia Pacific we have produced local content," said Mark Eyers, the chief content officer for Turner International Asia Pacific. "Exchange Student Zero confirms our continued commitment to producing exclusive and compelling creator-driven local content with export potential."
BES's Patrick Crawley, director of Exchange Student Zero, added: "It's fantastic that we’ll be able to turn this character-driven, inter-dimensional story into a complete Cartoon Network series. Our Australian animation creative team is a formidable talent and we're thrilled to have the chance to work with an international broadcaster to bring Exchange Student Zero to a global audience."