Animation Magazine: 'Rubbish World of Dave Spud' Sprouts S2 Order, Publishing Deal
CITV (U.K.) have commissioned a second series of animated comedy adventure The Rubbish World of Dave Spud for broadcast in Winter 2020, from London-based The Illuminated Film Company. CITV first launched the new British animated series in September 2019 and following a successful run and record ratings, the leading commercial children's channel has commissioned an additional 52 episodes for delivery over 2020 and 2021.
The Rubbish World of Dave Spud is not your average series and has pushed the boundaries of entertainment for children aged 6 to 11, and quickly became CITV's third most-watched after-school show with over 226,000 viewers.The series focuses on the no-nonsense, close-knit Spud family and their amazing escapades.
Created by the series' director Edward Foster and developed by The Illuminated Film Company, the series boasts a top-notch voice cast, returning for Season 2: Johnny Vegas voicing the eponymous hero Dave Spud, Gina Yashere as his friend, Gareth the Starfish; Phillip Glenister and Arthur Smith as Dave's mum Betty and dad George, respectively; Lisa Hammond playing Anna, Dave's sister; and Jane Horrocks as the outrageous Gran — plus Akiya Henry and Adam Gillen voicing Dave's friends.
The series follows Dave Spud and his family and friends as they enjoy the ordinary things in life, but it's never long before the world starts to misbehave. The new series will see their world explored further and open up new adventures.
"We have really appreciated the support from ITV for the series and it has been exciting seeing the success the first series has had for CITV and kids up and down the country," said producer Iain Harvey. "We cannot wait to share more escalating adventures of this Northern family."
The Rubbish World of Dave Spud is an Illuminated Film Company production, commissioned for CITV by Paul Mortimer, Director of Digital Channels.