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Sesame and Nelvana greenlight Esme & Roy 2

Set to air on HBO USA and Treehouse in Canada in 2020, season 2 of Esme & Roy, the award-winning original animated series that is returning produced by Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana and Sesame Workshop.

The non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street, announced the new season (26x’11) and a special (’22) to air in early next year on Treehouse in Canada and HBO USA. Scott Dyer, president of Nelvana Enterprises, said: ‘Since its debut, the series has sparked strong emotional connections with kids and families around the world for its exceptional storytelling, brilliant animation, and loveable characters. With a second season greenlit, and a wave of international distribution deals, we’re delighted to build on the momentum of Esme & Roy and present an all-new season with our incredible partners at Sesame Workshop’.
 
Season 2 of Esme & Roy continues to invite children into a colourful world where even the littlest monsters can overcome big challenges. In every episode, monster-sitters Esme and Roy help younger monsters through familiar situations – trying new foods, feeling scared during loud thunderstorms, and more – through play and mindfulness strategies. Infectious humour, imaginative design, and expressive voice talent, including Millie Davis (Wonder, Odd Squad) and Patrick McKenna (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs [series], Hotel Transylvania: The Series), bring the world of Esme & Roy to vibrant life.
 
‘As we celebrates Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary this year, we continue our legacy of innovation with more content in production than ever before’, said Scott Chambers, SVP/GM, Educational Media and Licensing, North America, Sesame Workshop. ‘We’re thrilled to collaborate with Nelvana on a new season of the beautifully-animated Esme & Roy and look forward to bringing even more laughter and learning to viewers worldwide’, he concluded.
 
Distributed internationally by Nelvana outside USA, Season 1 of Esme & Roy was recently picked up by ARD and ZDF’s joint children’s channel KiKA in Germany alongside other key networks, including: Disney Junior Southeast Asia, covering 15 territories including Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Hong Kong; NRK in Norway; SVT in Sweden; YLE in Finland; Minimini in Poland; HOP in Israel; and DKids in the Middle East and North Africa.
 
Created by TV veterans Dustin Ferrer and Amy Steinberg, Esme & Roy is nominated for three Daytime Emmy Awards this year; and recently won a 2019 Kidscreen Award for Best New Preschool Series.


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