Innovative Chinese online entertainment service iQIYI announced that its original CG-animated series Deer Squad Season 1 will premiere July 15 on the platform. The colourful kids’ show will also air on Nickelodeon in Asia from August 2020, with plans to air internationally as well.
“The release of Deer Squad is a major endeavour that will see us bring our world-class animation franchise to the international stage,” said Yang Xiaoxuan, Vice President of iQIYI. “With Nickelodeon’s content development expertise and large global footprint, we are confident that Deer Squad will be enjoyed not just in China but also internationally.”
“We are thrilled that this much-awaited project Deer Squad is completed, and we can’t wait to bring it to our fans on Nickelodeon’s platforms. Its endearing characters and humorous storylines will appeal to audiences in any part of the world,” said Pierre Cheung, Senior Vice President & General Manager of ViacomCBS Networks Asia.
Deer Squad is an animated rescue-adventure series about four lovable, enthusiastic and heroic young deer friends – Kai, Lola, Rammy and Bobbi – who protect the animals of Central Forest and the humans who inhabit Platinum City, a futuristic metropolis surrounding their woodland home. When there’s trouble, the Deer summon their Planet Powers and transform into a team that is capable of solving problems using their Planet Powers of Water (Kai), Wood (Lola), Earth (Bobbi) and Sun (Rammy).
Nickelodeon will air Deer Squad in Asia this August, with plans to air in Japan, South Korea and other countries in the region and internationally by later this year.