QUEENSLAND-MADE CHILDREN’S TV SERIES PREMIERE

TV Guide: ‘K9’ –  Saturday 9.30am on Channel Ten

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Queensland-made children’s sci-fi action adventure television series K9 will premiere on Channel 10 from this weekend.

The series was developed for TV by Brisbane-based film and TV screenwriters, SP Krause and Shayne Armstrong, who also wrote eight of the 26 episodes and created the storylines for another five. Their episode “The Fall of the House of Gryffen” won the Australian Writers’ Guild’s John Hinde Award for Excellence in Science-Fiction and their episode “Regeneration” was nominated for a Queensland Premier’s Literary Award.

Screen Queensland CEO Maureen Barron said projects such as K9 were a great example of the skills and creativity in the Queensland screen industry.

“Produced by Brisbane-based Penny Wall and Richard Stewart of Stewart & Wall Entertainment along with Executive Producer Grant Bradley the series was filmed entirely in Brisbane with a predominantly Queensland-based crew.”

“The series received funding of $600,000 through Screen Queensland with the production creating over 300 jobs and generating over $16 million in economic activity,” Ms Barron said.

“K9 is an original children’s series based on the canine character from the popular Doctor Who series, and will air on Channel 10 on Easter Saturday 3 April.”

“K9 will be a wonderfully entertaining show for children and a great showcase for Queensland’s talented screen industry”.

“K9 was made with a largely Queensland crew and included internationally recognised creative talent such as designer Jon Dowding; and Emmy Award-winning composer Christopher Elves”

“A large number of the cast were also from Queensland including local girl and heroine of the K-9 series Philippa Coulthard.”

The series was developed for TV by Brisbane-based film and TV screenwriters, SP Krause and Shayne Armstrong, who also wrote eight of the 26 episodes and created the storylines for another five. Their episode “The Fall of the House of Gryffen” won the Australian Writers’ Guild’s John Hinde Award for Excellence in Science-Fiction and their episode “Regeneration” was nominated for a Queensland Premier’s Literary Award.

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