Cyber Group inks int’l deal for Atomic’s The Last Kids on Earth

The Paris-based company will represent all merchandise, ancillary and second-window TV rights for the adventure series.

copied from kidscreen - lastkidsonearthAtomic Cartoons has struck a worldwide licensing agreement with Paris-headquartered producer, developer and distributor Cyber Group Studios for its upcoming animated kids show The Last Kids on Earth.

Through the deal, Cyber Group will be the worldwide representative for all merchandise, ancillary and second-window TV rights for the adventure series. The brand will debut at the Licensing Expo in June 2019 in Las Vegas, with TV sales available at MIPJR/MIPCOM in 2020.

Created by Max Brailler and illustrated by Doug Holgate, The Last Kids on Earth follows a gang of middle school friends as they battle zombies in the aftermath of the monster apocalypse. The IP for the book series was optioned by Thunderbird Entertainment Group’s animation studio in 2017. Last year Netflix acquired the worldwide rights to the TV series, which is set to land on the streamer later this year.

Brailler serves as an exec producer on The Last Kids on Earth alongside Atomic’s Scott Peterson, Matt Berkowitz and Atomic head and Thunderbird Entertainment CEO Jennifer Twiner McCarron. Peterson serves as showrunner on the series.

Earlier this week, Atomic announced it has partnered with Japanese pop-culture brand tokidoki. Also exec produced by Berkowitz and McCarron with tokidoki’s co-founder and CCO Simon Legno and CEO Pooneh Mohajer, the two company’s will work together to develop an original animated series based on the toy brand Mermicorno.