Double Z Productions and Flickerpix are setting up for full production on their new series Zig and Zag, created by Ciaran Morrison and Mick O’Hara. Both CBBC and RTÉ are helping to fund the project alongside Northern Ireland Screen and the Irish Film Board. The IFB awarded Double Z Productions a production loan of €150,000 in their last round of funding last month.
Zig and Zag is planned to run at least 26 episodes. Each of the 11-minutes episodes is tailored to six to 12-year-old children will make up the shows core audience.The producers are now in the process of picking up distributors for worldwide syndication.
The TV series will follow twin alien brothers Zig and Zag who, after years of enjoying the finest trash-TV earth had to offer, decide to return to Planet Zog. However, after a disastrous space road trip, they crash land in the middle of humdrum suburbia. The lovable duo wreaks havoc in the suburbs with insane inventions, death defying stunts, invisible cats and robot supermodels.
The series is written by Zig and Zag creators Ciaran Morrison and Mick O’Hara who will also voice the characters. The series will be produced by Ronan McCabe for Double Z and David Cumming for Flickerpix. Joel Simon (Macropolis), creative director at Flickerpix, will direct the series.