9 Story to develop, coproduce The World’s Worst Children

The series is based on the bestselling children's novels by U.K. comedian David Walliams, with his prodco King Bert Productions attached to coproduce.

david-walliams-9-story9 Story Media Group has inked a deal with King Bert Productions in the U.K. to develop and coproduce an animated sketch series based on popular children’s books by U.K. author, comedian and TV personality David Walliams (pictured).

The 52 x 11 minute series will be adapted from The World’s Worst Children book series, which, as the title might suggest, tells stories of some of the world’s most “worst-behaved, foulest-smelling” kids. It will be produced through 9 Story’s animation studio Brown Bag Films and Walliams’ U.K.-based King Bert prodco.

9 Story’s international distribution arm holds the worldwide distribution rights, while 9 Story Brands will maintain the international merchandising and licensing rights.

This is the second coproduction announcement from 9 Story this month. The prodco is also in development on its first live-action series, the sci-fi drama Motel 51 with Toronto’s Peacock Alley.