Australia's Film Finance Corporation has approved funding for the spin-off series featuring K9.
A 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.)