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7/27/2007 03:09:00 pm - Reported by DWNP Archive


July 27, 2007 • Posted By John Bowman
Australia's Film Finance Corporation has approved funding for the spin-off series featuring K9.

news release says financial backing was agreed at the organisation's July board meeting, although the exact amount of money involved is unknown.

It says: "When we meet him in the new 26-part Australian kids' show K9, this highly intelligent creature is guarding an abandoned prison transportation craft."

The series, previously understood to have been called K9 Adventures and K9 - The Series, has been created and is being written by Doctor Who classic era writerBob Baker, says the FFC.

TV distribution agent Park Entertainment says the half-hour episodes, to be made by Jetix Europe, will be live action and CGI.

The FFC is the Australian government's main agency for funding film and TV production in Australia.

UPDATE: C21 is reporting that Australia's Network Ten has also "come on board" the series.

The TV company will be paying a certain percentage of the production budget in return for rights to air the programme once it is made.

The show was understood to be already in pre-production but C21 quotes Park Entertainment chief executive Jim Howell as saying it was hoped the show would be in pre-production by October.

(Thanks to Adam and Ed Waller.)