Amazon Prime Video orders Bibi & Tina family series
Staff Reporter | On 03, Oct 2018
Bibi & Tina are coming to Amazon in a new live action family series.
The series, which is the sixth Germany Amazon Original series to be commissioned, was greenlit by Amazon Studios this week, introducing Amazon Prime members to Bibi, a teenage witch, and her best friend Tina and their many adventures.
Bibi & Tina originally launched in 1991 as a spin-off radio play of Bibi Blocksberg, and the show recently celebrated its 90th episode. An animated series launched in 2004 and ran for eight seasons. Four movies have followed, with over 6 million viewers of all ages watching the films since 2014 and the third and fourth installment reaching number 1 at the German box office. The soundtrack for Bibi & Tina – Mädchen gegen Jungs also reached number 1 in the German album charts in 2016.
Amazon’s series will reflect the existing franchise’s central themes of the value of friendship, family, trust, tolerance, ecology and sustainability. Detlev Buck, director of the four Bibi & Tina movies, will write and direct the show. Screenwriter Bettina Börgerding will also be involved again. Peter Plate and Ulf Leo Sommer, who were responsible for all four movie soundtracks, will compose and write all new songs for the series.
Bibi & Tina is a Prime Original produced by DCM Pictures and Kiddinx Studios with Amazon Studios. The producers are Christoph Daniel, Marc Schmidheiny, Kirstin Wille and Sonja Schmitt, with Joel Brandeis and Dario Suter on board as co-producers.
“We are very proud to welcome Bibi & Tina to the Prime Original series family with their own live action series,” says Georgia Brown, Director of Prime Original TV Series in Europe. “Bibi & Tina have been enchanting their fans for over 25 years, and we are especially thrilled that Detlev Buck returns to the franchise to create a heart-warming and entertaining Prime Original series for all generations”.
Gabi Solomon, Managing Director Kiddinx Studios, adds: “We are very excited to let Bibi & Tina experience new adventures and produce their first live action series together with Amazon Studios, Detlev Buck and the DCM team that has also made the successful feature films“.
The Prime Original series Bibi & Tina will feature an all-new cast and casting is set to start in the coming weeks, with production scheduled for 2019.