Sphere Media, Mojumbi developing Rock Girl

The live-action musical series is their second collaboration after the recently greenlit Riley Rocket for TVOKids.

Sphere Media is building on its development partnership with Mojumbi Entertainment as the two companies collaborate on the new live-action musical series Rock Girl.

The project for children aged eight-to 12-years-old is an original creation from Mojumbi Entertainment composers and producers Matthew Gerrard and Mladen Alexander.

The composers also created recently greenlit animated comedy/adventure series Riley Rocket (30 x 11 minutes) for TVOKids, produced by Sphere Media (formerly BGM) and Sphere Animation (formerly Oasis Animation).

Rock Girl builds on Sphere’s children’s content catalogue with new YA scripted ideas, said a news release. The series features a rock-loving teenage musical misfit who gets a vintage guitar that transports her back in time to 1984.

The new series does not have a broadcaster or streamer attached, a publicist tells Playback Daily. But it signifies Sphere Media’s “engines are starting to purr very nicely” after a period of change, Sphere Media’s president, unscripted, kids and family English content, Marlo Miazga said in a release.

Miazga was previously president, executive producer of unscripted and managing director at BGM before Montreal-based parentco Sphere underwent a corporate restructure and rebrand, merging its subsidiary production companies under the umbrellas of Sphere Media (BGM, Sienna Films, Go Films), Sphere Films (WaZabi and MK2 | Mile End) and Sphere Animation (Sardine Productions and Oasis Animation).