BBC Children’s Renews Nova Jones


BBC Children’s has ordered two new seasons of the musical adventure series Nova Jones.

The series, which follows 18-year-old pop star Nova as she tours the galaxy, stars Molly Rainford in the title role. Northern Ireland-based JAM Media is producing the second and third seasons of Nova Jones, which are slated to premiere later this year and in 2023, respectively.

Nova Jones was created by Helen Serafinowicz (Motherland), with head writer Andrew Ellard. Original songs are written by Matthew Graham and Jessica Hammond (Konica).

Season one of Nova Jones was streamed over a million times on BBC iPlayer alongside its linear run on CBBC. The series is distributed by BBC Studios’ newly formed BBC Kids & Family division globally.

Sarah Muller, head of BBC Children’s commissioning and acquisitions for kids over 7, said: “After the success of the first series that launched last year on CBBC and iPlayer, we are excited to bring viewers two more series of this vibrant musical comedy. In these new series, we plan to extend the songs so there are even more opportunities for viewers to enjoy Nova’s dazzling performances.”

John Rice, CEO of JAM Media, said: “The series has truly resonated with U.K. and Irish viewers, and we look forward, through our partnership with Studios, to bringing Nova Jones to a global audience. From her confidence, fashion sense, humor and poptastic songs, Nova has a unique potential to speak to a whole generation of kids around the world in this surreal and hilarious series.”