Spooky Files to Launch on CBBC


The brand-new Spooky Files is set to debut on the CBBC channel and BBC iPlayer on October 23.

When supernatural creatures—nicknamed Spookies—start appearing in the small Australian town of Sunny Valley, Bert is thrilled. He assembles the Spooky Crew with a mission to capture the Spookies, figure out where they are coming from and return them home.

Spooky Files was created by award-winning writers Guy Edmonds and Matt Zeremes. The series is produced by Tony Ayres Productions (TAP) and Megaboom Pictures for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and the BBC.

The series received major production investment from Screen Australia and was financed with support from VicScreen. NBCUniversal Global Distribution is managing international sales.

Sarah Muller, senior head of commissioning 7+ for CBBC, said: “Storytelling that captures children’s imagination and helps to make sense of the world around them has always been crucial to us at CBBC and is why we’re thrilled to launch Spooky Files this Halloween. The brand-new series provides a delightful mix of nostalgia and laughter with every spooky surprise. It’s the perfect Halloween treat, and we’re excited to bring children and family audiences across the U.K. along on the adventure to capture the Spookies!”

Andrea Denholm, executive producer and head of development for Tony Ayres Productions, added: “The team who created Spooky Files is passionate about making content that connects with children and we are delighted to be partnering with CBBC to bring Spooky Files to families in the U.K. this Halloween. We can’t wait to introduce kids and their families to the Spooky Crew and Sunny Valley’s wonderful array of spooky characters. Filled with fun, mystery and sprinkled with scares, children and grown-ups will enjoy this original series that celebrates the imagination and curiosity of childhood.”