Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, from 9 Story Media Group’s Brown Bag Films, is set to make its debut today on PBS Kids, via PBS stations, the PBS Kids 24/7 channel and PBS Kids digital platforms.
Based on the children’s book series Ordinary People Change the World by New York Times best-selling author Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos, the series follows the adventures of Xavier Riddle, his sister Yadina and their friend Brad. In each episode, the three turn to the Secret Museum to help them solve a new problem, as it allows them to travel back in time to meet real-life historical figures in their youth.
Angela Santomero, chief creative officer for 9 Story, said: “This series has it all—endearing characters, action-packed adventures, a healthy dose of humor and an important message for kids. We love that it celebrates the idea that kids have the curiosity and adventurous spirit to change the world. This series does just that and inspires us all.”
Meltzer added: “Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum isn’t just an entertaining educational series, but something much more personal to me. I was determined to give my kids better heroes to emulate. When my own kids watch this series, I get to see them realize that there’s extraordinary within the ordinary. This was my hope in creating the book series for my kids—and my hope for children around the world. Through this show and the heroes we feature, I hope all children find their own heroic abilities and feel empowered to change the world.”