Sonar to Bring Sci-Fi Book Watchdog to the Small Screen


Sonar Entertainment has picked up the worldwide rights to develop a new animated show based on Will McIntosh’s science-fiction book Watchdog (Penguin Random House).

Watchdog is being developed by Sonar with Art Brown and Douglas Sloan (Dragons: Race to The Edge), who will also serve as showrunners on the new series. The story follows the futuristic adventures of 16-year-old Vick, his autistic, tech-savvy sister Tara and their robotic “Watchdog” Daisy, which Tara built. The show will be aimed at children between the ages of 8 and 12.

“In Watchdog, Will McIntosh has brilliantly created a future that not only echoes current issues but engages us through a kid’s perspective in a very modern way,” said Andrea Gorfolova, the president of kids’, family and factual at Sonar Entertainment. “We look forward to working with Art and Doug to develop this extraordinary story of friendship, love and adversity for worldwide audiences.”