Totally Spies! Live-Action Series in the Works


A YA live-action adaptation is in the works for Banijay Kids & Family’s hit animated series Totally Spies!

Amazon MGM Studios is in development on the live-action series, which counts Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum and Alix Taylor (Gloria Sanchez Productions) as executive producers alongside Benoît Di Sabatino (Banijay Kids & Family). It is being produced for Prime Video.

Totally Spies! is a huge success for Banijay Kids & Family, having been translated into 60 languages and sold to more than 220 territories,” said Di Sabatino, CEO of Banijay Kids & Family. “With a social media base of 3 million, the series continues to thrive in its animation form with the recently launched seventh season. Rola Bauer approached me for a live-action adaptation, and we were thrilled to partner with Amazon MGM Studios. With her, Ludovic Attal and Punit Matoo’s support, we are honored to join such a stronghold of female-focused producers in Gloria Sanchez Productions to produce for Prime Video.”

Jessica Elbaum, president of Gloria Sanchez Productions, added, “Will, Alix and I are thrilled to be joining our partners at Amazon and Banijay to bring Totally Spies! to life as a live-action show. Gloria Sanchez was originally founded to tell stories about complicated characters and empower female voices and storytellers. As longtime fans of the animated show, we couldn’t think of a story more fitting to our ethos. The themes of girl power, never sacrificing friendship, fun or your true self to be successful resonated with us then and feel ripe to revisit now.”