Nickelodeon signed a multiplatform deal with James Corden and Ben Winston and their production company Fulwell 73, to produce an animated movie and TV series based on the recently released children’s book title Real Pigeons Fight Crime. The movie and TV series are being developed to air on all Nickelodeon platforms.
Winston said, “We are so delighted to be working with our great friends at Nickelodeon on these wonderful, charming and funny books, and can’t wait to help bring them to life for kids everywhere.”
Real Pigeons Fight Crime, which was written by Andrew McDonald and illustrated by Ben Wood, reveals the secret life of crime-busting pigeons who set out to keep a town safe. It was published originally by Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing in Australia and released by Random House Children’s Books in North America. The Real Pigeons series has sold hundreds of thousands of books and has amassed legions of fans around the globe. The forthcoming animated project is the latest addition to Nickelodeon’s programming, joining the recently greenlit Big Nate series as well as hit franchises like Star Trek, SpongeBob SquarePants and Henry Danger, among others.
Real Pigeons is executive produced by Corden and Winston, with McDonald and Wood serving as consultants throughout development and production.
Fulwell 73 was recently unveiled as the producer behind the new Friends Reunion for HBO Max. Its shows were nominated for 13 Emmy awards in total last year, with partners Winston and Corden gaining the most nominations of any individuals.