Nickelodeon Greece has announced the exciting news on their official website that Nickelodeon Greece will start to premiere and show The Deep, a brand-new unique and stunning underwater CG-animated series, locally titled The Deep - Τα μυστικά της Αβύσσου, on Monday 14th November 2016 at 22:00!
The Deep follows the adventures of the Nekton family - a brilliant team of underwater explorers. With state-of-the-art technology and an unquenchable thirst for discovery, the Nektons explore the mysterious depths of the ocean, where most of our world lies unexplored and unexplained. While others look up to the stars, this family knows that an infinite number of things shine brightly in the darkness below. The deep is a place where leviathans swim through sunken cities, where pirates lurk amidst floating black markets, and where a mysterious group of Guardians hide long lost secrets.
More people have set foot on the moon than have journeyed to the very bottom of the sea – but that’s where the Nektons dare to go. While most explorers look to space, our heroes know that an infinite number of mysteries lie deep in the darkness below.
A brilliant team with advanced technology and an unquenchable thirst for discovery, the Nektons boldly explore this spectacular final frontier here at home in their immense state-of-the-art submarine, the Aronnax.
The youngest Nekton, Ant, a witty inventor, is the most passionate and impulsive about unlocking secrets. His older sister, the artistic, Fontaine, shares his sense of wonder, and lends rationality when Ant touts his latest wild theory. Their differences sometimes hinder and sometimes complement each other, but either way, life on the Aronnax is never dull.
Their parents, gentle giant and oceanographer, Will, and marine biologist and skilled pilot, Kaiko, are passionate deep sea explorers and encourage their children’s enthusiasm and fascination for the mysteries lurking beneath the waves. Ant’s pet fish, Jeffrey, joins them for the ride… and often steals the show.
On their travels the Nektons discover mythical wonders, perform rescues on (and in) the high seas, cross paths with villainous pirates, encounter mysterious figures, and come across sea creatures and monsters never before seen by mankind.
Using their fantastic deep sea vehicles, specialized mech suits and other cutting-edge technology, the Nektons will discover places, artifacts and creatures that long ago vanished into myth. Secrets are rising from the depths. But why? And why now?
The Deep (26 x 22 minute episodes) is based on the award-winning graphic novels written by Tom Taylor, illustrated by James Brouwer and published by Gestalt Publishing. The series is co-produced by Sydney, Australia-based production company A Stark Production and DHX Studios Vancouver (formerly known as Nerd Corps Entertainment Inc.), and is distributed by Technicolor and DHX Media. The series debuted on Seven Network's 7TWO in Australia on Monday 30th November 2015.
Melbourne-based writer, Tom Taylor, is the co-creator and lead writer of the series. He is a #1 New York Times best-selling comic book author, screenwriter and playwright, well known for his many Star Wars works and the worldwide #1 bestselling comic series, Injustice: Gods Among Us. Taylor has spent the last year writing a critically acclaimed run of Marvel Comics' flagship superhero, Iron Man, and has been announced as the next writer of Wolverine as well as Batman/Superman for DC Comics.
Brisbane-based Illustrator, James Brouwer, is the co-creator and Art Director of the series in which his beautiful vision and incredible designs come to life.
Wolfgang Bylsma, Editor-in-Chief of Gestalt Publishing and Executive Producer on the series said, “It was paramount to us to maintain the integrity of the storytelling during the transition from comic to screen. Negotiating for key creator involvement at the highest level has truly paid off as the animated series is a thing of tremendous beauty that retains the flavour and flair of the graphic novels.”
Avrill Stark, CEO of A Stark Production and Australian Producer of the show said, “The Deep is a spectacularly entertaining series. The characters draw us into their irresistible world of wonder, mystery and adventure. It’s an honour to be working with such a talented team.”
Niki Hamilton at the Seven Network is also an executive producer on the program. Ms Hamilton said, “The Deep’s stories are multi-layered with themes and humour that will engage children and adults alike. This is truly family viewing and we are thrilled this classy animation will premiere on the Seven Network.”
To celebrate Nickelodeon Greece debuting The Deep - Τα μυστικά της Αβύσσου on Monday 14th November 2016, nickelodeon.gr has launched the channels' official The Deep - Τα μυστικά της Αβύσσου show website, which features information about the brand-new series!
Sources: Wikipedia (I, II, III), CBBC, ExploringTheDeep.com, DHX Media, A Stark Production.
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