ABC favourite, Bluey, greenlit for a new series

Bingo-and-BlueyABC, BBC Studios and Screen Australia have announced that the award-winning animation series Bluey has been greenlit for a new series.

Starring Australia’s favourite Blue Heelers, series three will commence production in Brisbane later this year and for the first time, will be audio described. There’s no telling what adventures Bluey, her family and friends will get up to in the new series.

“We’re so happy to be given this opportunity to make a third series of Bluey and look forward to working once again with the incredibly talented and hardworking team on brand new episodes, led by our brilliant show creator Joe Brumm,” said Ludo Studio’s Executive Producer of Bluey, Charlie Aspinwall.

“We are excited to confirm, that more Bluey is on its way! As we roll out this new season with heart-warming and hilarious new episodes, the excellent Ludo team will be hard at work again making series 3. Thank you to all Australians young and old who have loved Bluey as much as we do,” said the ABC’s Head of Children’s Production, Libbie Doherty.

“We’re blown away by how Bluey’s for real life has resonated with global audiences of all ages and can’t wait for more,” said BBC Studios’ Director of Children’s Content, Henrietta Hurford-Jones.

“It’s truly special that children around the globe have got to know and love such a quintessentially Australian program as Bluey, and we are very proud to support the accomplished team at Ludo Studio as they delight families with more adventures in series 3,” said Screen Australia’s Head of Production, Sally Caplan.

In further Bluey news… Aussie kids and families can enjoy new episodes from series two from Monday 26 October daily at 8.00am (encore 6.20pm), but if you can’t wait until then, a special sneak peek episode of Bluey will drop for Grandparents Day, Sunday 25 October, paired with an earlier favourite, from 8.00am.

To help celebrate Grandparents Day nationally, ABC Kids is inviting Bluey fans, young and old, to head to the ABC Kids Community Facebook page and record a fun message for their Grandparents, or any beloved seniors in their lives, using the interactive Bluey AR Filter.

Messages using the AR Filter can then be entered into a competition, to find the most creative messages. Click here for more information about the Bluey Grandparents Day competition. Watch a trailer of the new episodes here!

Bluey Season 3 is a Ludo Studio production for the ABC. Major production investment from BBC Studios in association with the ABC and Screen Australia. Post Production, Digital and Visual Effects work undertaken in Queensland, Australia with funding from the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland and the Australian Government.

Image: Bingo and Bluey (film still)