From November 30, everyone around Australia is invited to adventure into The Deep with the daring aquanauts, the Nekton family!
A truly all-ages show, this unique and stunning underwater animated series premieres on the Seven Network’s 7TWO showing at 7.30am from Monday to Friday. The series will also broadcast on ABC3 in 2016 and is set to roll out globally.
The animated series is based on the award-winning graphic novels written by Tom Taylor, illustrated by James Brouwer and published by Gestalt Publishing.
Melbourne-based writer, Tom Taylor, is the co-creator and lead writer of the series. He is a #1 New York Times best-selling comic book author, screenwriter and playwright, well known for his many STAR WARS works and the worldwide #1 bestselling comic series, INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US. Taylor has spent the last year writing a critically acclaimed run of Marvel Comics’ flagship superhero, IRON MAN, and has been announced as the next writer of WOLVERINE as well as BATMAN/SUPERMAN for DC Comics.
Brisbane-based Illustrator, James Brouwer, is the co-creator and Art Director of the series in which his beautiful vision and incredible designs come to life.
Wolfgang Bylsma, Editor-in-Chief of Gestalt Publishing and Executive Producer on the series said, “It was paramount to us to maintain the integrity of the storytelling during the transition from comic to screen. Negotiating for key creator involvement at the highest level has truly paid off as the animated series is a thing of tremendous beauty that retains the flavour and flair of the graphic novels.”
Avrill Stark, CEO of A Stark Production and Australian Producer of the show said, “The Deep is a spectacularly entertaining series. The characters draw us into their irresistible world of wonder, mystery and adventure. It’s an honour to be working with such a talented team.”
Niki Hamilton at the Seven Network is also an executive producer on the program. Ms Hamilton said, “The Deep’s stories are multi-layered with themes and humour that will engage children and adults alike. This is truly family viewing and we are thrilled this classy animation will premiere on the Seven Network.”
The Deep digital comics and print graphic novels are available at good book and comic stores, online vendors and through Gestalt’s webstore.