KiKA to Air Live-Action Series Ready For This


VICTORIA: Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF) has licensed the live-action teen drama Ready For This into Germany, where the show will air on KiKA.

Ready For This follows six teens as they arrive at Arcadia House in Sydney from around Australia to pursue their dreams. For some, it’s the opportunity of a lifetime; for others, it’s a last chance. The show is produced by Blackfella Films (Redfern Now) and Werner Film Productions (Dance Academy).

Nicole Keeb, the head of international co-productions and acquisitions at ZDF, said: “Following on from the success of the Dance Academy franchise, we were keen to find a new and fresh program to partner-up again with producer Joanna Werner, ABC and ACTF. Since Ready For This is a very well produced high-quality program for elder children and teens, it was the perfect fit for us!”

“We’re thrilled that Ready For This has found a home on KiKA via ZDF and we can’t wait to see how German audiences respond to this dramatic yet warm and humorous series which brings to life real day-to-day issues for teens as they strive to reach their goals,” said Jenny Buckland, CEO of Australian Children’s Television Foundation.