Danger Mouse Set for Season Two


LONDON: The new Danger Mouse animated series has been commissioned for a second season, to be co-produced by CBBC and FremantleMedia Kids & Family (FMK).

The rebooted Danger Mouse debuted in September 2015 and has been a hit for CBBC. The show has also been licensed into more than 100 territories. It made its debut on Netflix in North America, Latin America, Benelux, the Nordics, Poland, Italy and Japan last month.

Rick Glankler, the president and general manager of  FremantleMedia Kids & Family, said: “Danger Mouse delivered fantastic ratings from day one and I’m thrilled with the show’s incredible success to date. Working with the hugely talented teams at the BBC and Boulder has allowed us to deliver a stand out international hit with a bright long-term future. The first series of Danger Mouse was packed with action, comedy and drama and the new series will deliver even more.”

Cheryl Taylor, controller of CBBC, said: “Crikey Chief—we are over the moon that our first series of Danger Mouse has been such a huge hit with parents and CBBC viewers alike. The high-octane adventures of the mighty Mouse and his trusted pal Penfold are destined to be an appointment to view TV for years to come.”

Voice of Danger Mouse, Alexander Armstrong, said: “I have had enormous fun playing Danger Mouse whose style, bravery and wit I greatly admire. I am almost unbearably excited about what new magnificent missions and terrifying situations the writing team will come up with for Danger Mouse and Penfold in series two!”

Kevin Eldon, who voices Penfold, added: “It’s a funny old world. You get no series of Danger Mouse for 23 years and then two come along at once. All right, there’s been eighteen months between them but who’s counting? I’m really looking forward to getting back into squeak mode as Danger Mouse’s trusty if somewhat trembly sidekick Penfold.

“I’m sure we can expect lots of fabulous adventures featuring even more dastardly dastardliness and even more heroic heroicness. Is that a word? I’m not sure but I know one word that is definitely a word and that is: crumbs!”