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Live-action Vicky series in the works

Studio 100 Media and m4e and Rat Pack Filmproduktion partner on new series

Studio 100 Media GmbH and m4e AG will be collaborating with Rat Pack Filmproduktion GmbH (a subsidiary of Constantin Film AG) to develop and produce a live-action series of Vicky. Rat Pack has already produced the two successful movies, Vicky the Viking and Vicky and the Treasure of the Gods, which together have pulled in more than 6.6 million viewers in German language cinemas.

Rat Pack executive director Christian Becker and Studio 100 Media and m4e CEO Ulli Stoef are now planning to produce the adventures of the cult Viking child Vic as a family entertainment live-action TV series.

“Together with our long-time partners at Studio 100 including Ulli Stoef and his creative team, we are very pleased to recreate the adventures of Vic, the little Viking child, as a multi-part live-action production, which, along with our live-action cinema Vicky will amaze young and old alike” said producer and Rat Pack CEO Christian Becker. “The Vicky live-action series full of pure family entertainment will tell new, exciting stories about the little Viking – including the latest technology and the production value of the feature film, contemporary humour and the beloved Vicky charm. The old as well as new fans will once again be perfectly entertained and finally accompany their hero in his various big and small adventures again."

Vicky the Viking is a well-known children's book series written by the Swedish author Runer Jonsson (1916-2006), which was first published in 1964 in Germany and received the German youth book prize. Vic is a streetwise boy with red-gold shoulder-length hair who lives with his parents – the village chiefs – Ylva and Halvar in the small Viking village Flake. However, he is no typical Viking boy because he is not particularly strong and rather timid by nature – quite to the displeasure of his father Halvar. Hois strength comes from his proverb “intelligence is better than strength” and with his ideas he continually helps adults and friends even in apparently hopeless situations.

“I simply love all those Vicky the Viking stories and – after taking over the management of Studio 100 Media – it was one of my big desires to include bringing us into the realm of live-action content. What could be better than using a top-line producer on such a great product as Vicky? Our success – at Studio 100 as well as at m4e – has always been based on creating and developing properties in an early and very close relationship with creative and outstanding producers for all of our topics. We are very pleased to have found such a partner with Christian Becker and his Rat Pack. He is not only an outstanding producer, but he is already very familiar with the subject,” added Ulli Stoef, CEO of Studio 100 Media GmbH and m4e AG.

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