TEAMTO, France Télévisions and SUPER RTL join hands for animated series ‘Jade Armor’

Kids entertainment company, TeamTO has partnered with leading kids platforms France Télévisions (France) and SUPER RTL (Germany) for its animated action-comedy, JADE ARMOR (26 x 22).

The series, now in full production at TeamTO’s Paris and Valence studios, and slated to roll out in 2021 Fall, will introduce a teen-girl superhero by the company’s women’s creative team.

Commenting on the partnership, France Télévisions Youth Programming and Animation director Tiphaine de Raguenel stated, “France Télévisions is particularly proud to include JADE ARMOR in its animated kids’ line-up. This series is an excellent example of what a female heroine can bring to action-adventure: a different way of looking at confrontation with antagonists and how to use the powers in her possession. The talent of the creator and director Chloé Miller makes the most of the martial arts techniques in the action scenes. In his own way, Jackie Chan paved the way for highly choreographed fights, and Jade Armor continues that path with even more determination. She has no desire to do it like a boy, a value that France Télévisions wants to share with its three to 12-year-old audiences on Okoo.”

JADE ARMOR (26 x 22’) is an action-comedy starring an unlikely teenage girl hero with an even unlikelier set of powers – and one awesome high-tech armour suit! The synopsis follows: The last in a long line of strong and powerful women, Lan Jun’s life takes an unexpected turn when she puts on a mysterious bracelet sent anonymously through the mail. Like the legendary superhero of the same name, Lan Jun is immediately encased in a suit of Jade Armor. With her Kung-Fu talents suddenly levelled up, it’s now Lan Jun’s turn to embody this epic hero. Together with the help of her friends Theo and Alisha, and the mystical Beasticons that accompany the armour, Lan Jun must contend with both an evil array of super villains and the even more challenging trials of teenage life.

SUPER RTL’s content director Martin Gradl mentioned: “JADE ARMOR has all the ingredients SUPER RTL was looking for: a strong and relatable female lead, stories full of adventure, filled with humour and fun, positive role models and relationships characterized by friendship, family and the idea of great teamwork. We are delighted to be part of the creation of this amazing new show.”

TeamTO executive producer Corinne Kouper further added, “We developed JADE ARMOR with passion and care for its original female lead’s point of view, led by our talented director, Chloe Miller. Her vision and passion for anime adds an original spin to this show, with nuanced and comical characters that bring a fresh voice to kids TV. Our teen hero Lan Jun finds herself saddled with new responsibilities that she takes on with humour and personality. We are excited to work on our first 22-minute stories which will give us time to get to know the characters and reveal the backstory.”

To bring Lan Jun’s inner girl-power and comedic heart to life, Kouper has assembled an all-star, all-women team: showrunner and co-creator Chloé Miller, head writer MJ Offen and co-developer Mary Bredin.


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