TV News: More WIZARDS, More ALIENS...

Written by Paul Mount Tuesday, 04 March 2014

TV News

The BBC have confirmed that the popular children’s science-fiction adventure Wizards vs Aliens has been renewed for a third series. The series was created by Russell T Davies and Phil Ford and replaced The Sarah Jane Adventures in the CBBC schedules following the death of Sarah Jane star Elisabeth Sladen in 2011. The series tells of the exploits of young wizard Tom Clarke and his best friend Benny as they battle to thwart the schemes of the alien magic-devouring aliens the Nekross. 

The new series, set to film from next month as usual at the BBC’s Roath Lock studios in Cardiff and on location around South Wales sees the show’s scale widen as Tom and Benny encounter new aliens and “a whole variety of magical creatures.”

Controller of CBBC, Cheryl Taylor, said: “CBBC is the home of thrilling and inspiring drama for children and Wizards Vs Aliens is a perfect example of that. The series is vivid and brave and our audience loves the portrayal of loyal friendship alongside exciting alien battles and stunning wizardry. Children want to talk about Tom, Benny and the Nekross and we know they’ll be delighted to hear a third series is being conjured up by the talented team in Wales.”

Wizards vs Aliens will return to CBBC in the UK towards the end of the year.

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