Holly Hobbie (TV Series 2018– )
|Genre||Drama, Family, Music|
|Content Rating||TV-PG (TV-PG)|
|Awards||4 wins & 24 nominations.|
|Company||Aircraft Pictures, American Greetings Entertainment, Cloudco Entertainment|
Holly Hobbie (TV series)
Holly Hobbie is a children's TV series based on the media franchise of the same name. The series is produced by Aircraft Pictures, in association with Cloudco Entertainment and Wexworks Media, and marks the first time Cloudco has produced a live-action series based on one of its properties. The show was released in November 2018 on Hulu, and in January 2019 on Family Channel. In July 2019, the series was renewed for a second season, which was released on Hulu in November 2019.
- Ruby Jay as Holly Hobbie, a teenage aspiring singer-songwriter living with her family in the small town of Collinsville
- Evan Buliung as Robert, Holly's father
- Erin Karpluk as Katherine, Holly's mother
- Charles Vandervaart as Robbie, Holly's older brother
- Kate Moyer as Heather, Holly's younger sister
- Sara Botsford as Helen, Holly's grandmother
- Hunter Dillon as Tyler Flaherty, Collinsville's "rebel" boy
- Saara Chaudry as Amy, one of Holly's best friends
- Kamaia Fairburn as Piper, another one of Holly's best friends
On June 25, 2019, it was confirmed that Cloudco had signed a deal with Warner Music Group subsidiary ARTS Music to release music from the series and that the show's theme tune would be released on that day. A digital album featuring songs from the first season was released on August 30, 2019. A second digital album titled "What Comes Next", containing songs from the second season, was released on November 22, 2019.
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The series was released on Hulu in the United States, and aired on Family Channel in Canada, who co-commissioned the series to be produced. In June 2020, BYUtv acquired television broadcasting rights in the United States to the series, replacing Universal Kids, who had been broadcasting the series since December 2019.
On June 25, 2019, it was confirmed that the BBC had purchased the British broadcasting rights to the series for it to air on the CBBC Channel. Later, on September 25, 2019, Cloudco pre-sold the series to France Télévisions in France, Minimax in Central and Eastern Europe, and the TVA Group in Quebec. On November 6, 2020, the show's Latin American sales partner Spiral International pre-sold the series to Disney Channel in Latin America and Brazil.
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The series received eight Canadian Screen Award nominations at the 8th Canadian Screen Awards in 2020, for Best Children's or Youth Fiction Program or Series, Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series (3: Chaudry, Dillon, Moyer), Best Direction in a Children's or Youth Program or Series (2: Stefan Brogren for "The Birthday Basher" and Megan Follows for "The Freckled Fugitive") and Best Writing in a Children's or Youth Program or Series (2: Sarah Glinski for "The Mad Muralist" and Cole Bastedo for "The Rabble Rouser".)