MIPTV Spotlight: Serious Lunch


CANNES: Serious Lunch, which specializes in children’s and family programming, is presenting Horrible Science, a scripted comedy starring Ben Miller and based on the popular Scholastic books.

The company is also offering Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter, and, according to Serious Lunch Founder and CEO Genevieve Dexter, this marks the first time Studio Ghibli has produced a TV series. The show will be available digitally, which Dexter says makes it appealing to new-media platforms.

Among Serious Lunch’s other MIPTV highlights is the fifth season of Operation Ouch, a BAFTA-winning factual-entertainment series that helps kids face their fears of the hospital by showing them how amazing the human body is at repairing itself. “Our shows offer high-quality STEM programming, which is in short supply for older kids,” says Dexter.