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Russell T Davies to create new children’s drama for CBBC

MUMBAI: CBBC has announced Russell T Davies‘ return to children’s television with the action adventure drama, ‘Aliens Vs Wizards‘.


‘Aliens Vs Wizards‘ has been created by Russell T Davies and Phil Ford and will be produced by BBC Cymru Wales in association with FremantleMedia Enterprises.


From the dark side of the moon, aliens are scanning the Earth searching for magic and are prepared to destroy everything in their path to get it. All that stands in the way of Earth’s imminent destruction are two 16-year-old schoolboys, Tom and Benny. It’s Ray Guns vs Wands; Science vs Magic and Aliens vs Wizards.


Davies said, “Writing for children is the biggest challenge of all and I think CBBC stands right at the heart of broadcasting. So I‘m delighted to launch this show, a true nationwide collaboration - a Salford commission from a BBC Wales team. We‘re joining genres too - the show‘s a wild, funny, thrilling and sometimes scary collision of magic and science fiction.“


Tom Clarke lives a seemingly ordinary life with his dad and grandmother. However he hides a deep secret - Tom’s family are wizards and when the Nekross arrive, hungry for magic, they find themselves on the menu.


The Nekross may be equipped with ray guns, teleports and high-tech robots but they haven’t reckoned on Tom and his friend, science super-brain Benny. They form an extraordinary duo, using Tom’s magic and Benny’s science to battle the Nekross and save the Earth.


CBBC controller Damian Kavanagh, who commissioned the new series said, “This is going to be an incredible rollercoaster ride of an adventure. We believe children deserve the best and we’re delighted to be working again with Russell and the talented teams at BBC Wales and FME to bring the story to life.”

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