CBBC has ordered a second series of Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed!, the animated comedy series following Dennis the Menace.
Beano Studios has revealed it is now making 52 more episodes of the show.
The announcement follows the successful launch of the first series. Nominated for an International Emmy, it became the highest rated animated show on CBBC at launch for 6-12-year-olds, and a top 10 show for kids across all channels (including The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing) in 2017. The comedy has also since been sold to broadcasters in 24 other countries.
Freddie Fox will once again voice the Beano’s irrepressible hero Dennis, and the characters of Gnasher, Rubi, JJ, Pieface and his pet potato Paul are all set to return too. In the new series they cook up crazy plans, get in all sorts of scrapes and take on every challenge, no matter how big.
Emma Scott, CEO of Beano Studios, says: “We’re really excited to be working on the second series of Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed! and look forward to sharing more adventures from TV’s most notorious cheeky duo.
“It’s great to see that the Beano characters resonate with today’s young audiences globally. We hope that the new series with Dennis and his gang will empower and encourage everyday rebellion, unlimited imagination and big laughs for kids everywhere.”
Cheryl Taylor, Head of Content at BBC Children’s, adds: “Dennis and Gnasher continue to be two of our best loved characters and their ardent fans will be delighted to see this rambunctious series return to CBBC.”
The first batch of new episodes are expected to be shown on CBBC later this year.
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