Netflix joins The Ponysitters Club

Produced by Ontario's Brain Power Studio in association with Discovery Kids Latin America, the streaming giant picked up worldwide rights to the live-action children's series.
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Netflix has picked up worldwide rights (excluding Latin America) to Canadian live-action children’s series The Ponysitters Club (20 x 22-minutes).

Produced by Ontario’s Brain Power Studio in association with Discovery Kids Latin America, the live-action series made its worldwide debut on the streamer on Aug. 10. French-language specialty channel TVA Yoopa has also picked up the series for Quebec. The Ponysitters Club will air in Latin America at a later date via Discovery Kids Latin America.

Based on the book by Victoria Carson, The Ponysitters Club follows 12-year-old Skye, a struggling student who wants to take on more responsibility at her mother’s rescue ranch, but needs the help of her friends to do so.

David Finley penned the script for the show, which is exec produced by Brain Power’s Nancy Yeaman and president and founder Beth Stevenson. Stevenson has also served as an exec producer on Brain Power and Saban Brands preschool series Cirque du Soleil — Luna Petunia (Netflix) and Julius Jr. (Netflix/Nickelodeon).

Justin G. Dyck, Marco Deufemia and Emma Jean Sutherland are directors on the live-action series. The Ponysitters Club received support from The Shaw Rocket Fund.

Brain Power Studios owns the global rights to the series and manages its distribution.